X-Men: Days of Future Past is yet to hit our screens, but Bryan Singer is already teasing plot details for its sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the director revealed that the plot will ¨somewhat¨ follow that of the popular, epic and brutal 90's comic arc Age of Apocalypse. As that story-line changes virtually everything about the world as we know it, even a somewhat adjusted adaptation of it could lead to some explosive cinematic action.
Fans of the comics, however, shouldn't necessarily expect to see the same alternate world that featured in the original run. As Singer put it: “[The movie] won’t necessarily create an alternate universe, but there may be some swapping things that I’m playing with.¨
He did however confirm that Days of Future Past will only lead into the sequel indirectly, with a new focus on the past coming to the fore in Apocalypse :
“You won’t feel at the end of the movie that it set up Apocalypse. What it does is it sets up possibilities. But what we’ll discover in Apocalypse is that events in this movie made that happen...Apocalypse deals with ancient mutancy. What would humans have thought mutants were? What would mutants think humans were? You’re dealing with gods and things like that. And what if one survived and what if that found its way into our world?”
All of which sounds, well, a little bit like Thor, but if the film is anything like the comics that have inspired it, it should be something quite special - and entirely Thunder God free.
Plus, Singer revealed that we might get to see Gambit and Nightcrawler. Which is surely a win in anyone's book.
What do you guys think? Will X-Men: Apocalypse be the great dystopian action adventure we've been waiting for, or an apocalyptic misstep? Let me know below!