In what could have been a disastrous year for X-Men: Days of Future Past helmer Bryan Singer, things are starting to look like business as usual. It has been confirmed that he will be returning for the sequel to this year’s X-Men outing, APOCALYPSE set for release in May 2016. This is only appropriate seeing the post-credits scene of DofP does set up this sequel in a vague and mysterious way.

Along with this (unsurprising) news, comes confirmation from screenwriter Simon Kinberg that this film will focus on mutants in the 1980’s. First Class was set in the 1960’s, Days of Future Past set up the 1970’s, so jumping forward another 10 years seems only appropriate.

We should expect to see familiar faces return, such as Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and series staple Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). On top of these characters, we should expect a reintroduction to Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm. These will be the younger versions of the mutants that we met in the original X-Men trilogy, so recasting will be necessary.

Are you excited for the mutants to come back in 2016 after Days of Future Past rectified some Fox’s previous errors? Or have we had enough of them already?


Source: Yahoo! Movies

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