Warning, X-Men SPOILERS are to be found below - especially if you didn't stick around for X-Men: Days of Future Past's post-credits scene.
Simon Kinberg is at it again. X-Men: Days of Future Past has only just hit our screens, and already he's revealing big, juicy hints of what to expect from the next X-Tastic slice of cinematic action.
Speaking to IGN Movies, the DoFP producer and writer revealed just how important that post-credits scene will be, and just how much it has in common with the classic Avengers Thanos tease.
For those who haven't caught DoFP yet, or just didn't feel like sitting in the cinema for another ten minutes after the credits rolled, the movie ended with a young boy named En Sabah Nur building a pyramid with just his mind - whilst four horseman looked on. This is Apocalypse, one of the X-Universe's most iconic and infamous villains, and we'll all be getting a much better look at him come 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.
However, the scene itself may not be as direct a link to the upcoming sequel as that might suggest. As Kinberg puts it:
"The post-credit sequence is a tease into what will be the Apocalypse movie. Now the Apocalypse you see – that young boy – may not be the actor who plays the character in our movie...It’s a deep back story glimpse into the character, but our movie doesn't take place in ancient Egypt and will likely not star a young boy Apocalypse.
Which suggests - much like the appearance of Damion Poitier as Thanos following The Avengers - that not only have we not seen our eventual Apocalypse yet, but that the hint of him so far revealed may be just that - a hint of things to come, but not the actual beginning of them.