X-Men: Apocalypse Is Coming In 2016

By: Tobias Roth - December 6, 2013

With all of the excitement and anticipation surrounding the next X-Men sequel, the film’s director has already come out and announced the release of the next film. X-Men: Apocalypse will be third film in the reboot of the X-Men franchise from director Bryan Singer.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for a release date of May 27, 2016. The announcement is a big deal for fans, and of course seems like a long time from now for most people. There have not been too many details regarding the film that have been released yet in addition to the release date, and its title.

Bryan Singer has been active with his Twitter account in the past year updating fans on the new film, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but his tweet yesterday certainly threw fans for a surprise.

While the average superhero film watcher would not catch on to any potential plot points, Entertainment Weekly mentions that the big nerds who are familiar with the comics would have recognized that Apocalypse is one of the X-Men’s greatest enemies. Apocalypse was born thousands of years ago and in his years on Earth, he transformed himself into a superpowered cyborg using alien technology. He wants to conquer the world, and in one plot arc, he does, ruling for a couple thousand years.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is the next film in the franchise, and is set to be released on May 23, 2014. The trailer for the new film debuted about a month ago, and introduced fans to a whole new set of characters.

The first film in the reboot of the superhero franchise was X-Men: First Class, and was released in 2011. The film starred all of the hot young stars right now including Jenifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and several others.

While no cast or characters have been made available for X-Men: Apocalypse and what generation of the X-Men it will pull from, X-Men: Days Of Future Past will have a Back To The Future type of plot, and show the characters of the original trilogy meeting their younger selves in the past.

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Tobias RothTobias Roth is a writer, and received his bachelor's degree in English with a concentration on Film Studies from Michigan State University. He has always loved watching movies and enjoys live music when he can. He also loves being outdoors and enjoys a good game of ultimate frisbee. Follow him on Twitter: @tobiasiroth

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