James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender (Charles Xavier, Wolverine and Magneto respectfully) sat down with Yahoo this week to take part in an X-Men Days of Future Past AMA sort of thing. The Scot, the Aussie and the Irishman have a great laugh for the twenty minute interview- taking questions on the upcoming film and other X-Men related stuff as well as offering some decent impressions of their fellow cast members- but one particular moment sticks out when a fan asks:
What can we expect from X-Men Apocalypse?
Jackman explains that Singer is generally quite tight lipped but then confesses that at a recent lunch with the director- and Jackman's son Oscar- a few drinks had loosened his tongue:
My son came out to dinner, and he started talking about X-Men: Apocalypse, which centers on a particular part of history. Well, it doesn’t center but it starts there.So he was talking about all these characters and Oscar, who's a buff for that particular part of history started saying 'Brian, well none of that's right actually'
Jackman's son then apparently began listing off everything that was wrong before Singer turned to Jackman and said:
I think Oscar Jackman just named the villain of X-Men: Apocalypse.
The sleuth-y types over at comicbook.com have been trying to get to the bottom of things and suggest that that "particular part of history" could either be relative to either the X-Men universe or the real world. It's difficult to say but we suspect the latter.
The villain may be Mr. Sinister. Sinister is a known ally of Apocalypse, who we know will be the primary villain in the film, and has an extremely long lifespan. It’s possible that we’ll be introduced to him in an earlier era before seeing him in the modern day.On the other hand, they may have been talking about an actual, historical time period. If this is the case, it is likely ancient Egypt where En Sabah Nur, Apocalypse, was born.
Any thoughts on this one? Let us know in the comments below.
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters May 23, 2014.
X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled to follow on May 27, 2016.