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Bryan Singer says X-Men: Apocalypse will address the origin of Mutants

01.08.2014

When the initial announcement came from Bryan Singer that X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST would lead right into the 2016 film X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, it was quickly followed by a confirmation that Singer would direct that film as well. Now, according to the man himself, that is not quite 100% yet.

When asked about his involvement with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE by Entertainment Weekly, Singer shared the following:

“I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it. I’m negotiating to direct. We’re in the process. We’re trying to figure it out, schedules. My desire would be to direct it.”

Much like the recent news from Fox that Matt Reeves is already locked in for PLANET OF THE APES 3, I would think they would jump at the chance for some consistency in their rebooted X-MEN series by having the man who has directed three X-MEN films take on a fourth. At the very least, if Singer moves onto another project, his writing and producing involvement should cement where the new film will go.

Speaking of which, Singer was mum on the rumors of the post-credits tease in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST featuring Apocalypse revealing himself, but he did share that what occurs in the upcoming film will have direct ramifications on X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. He also shared some tidbits on the tone of the next film.

“It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.”

Regardless of what the naysayers think, Bryan Singer is a damn fine director and he has given us some truly great moments in the X-MEN franchise. I have full faith in him for DAYS OF FUTURE PAST and X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, whether he directs or not.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST opens May 23, 2014 and X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is set for Summer 2016.

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