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X-Men: Apocalypse will rock the early 80s according to writer Simon Kinberg

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With X-MEN: FIRST CLASS taking place in 1962 and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST's events unfolding in 1973, one could surmise that X-MEN: APOCALYPSE would tackle the 80s in some form or fashion. No guesswork will be needed anymore, as a recent podcast has writer/producer Simon Kinberg admit that the next feature will take place in the year 1983 (check out the entire podcast here).

The series has done a pretty great job at integrating itself into the periods on which they've been set.  It's all too easy to go over-the-top when you're doing stories that take place in the past, but so far X:MEN: FIRST CLASS and DAYS OF FUTURE PAST have showed a good amount of restraint; having the year in which its set act as the canvas in which the action takes place, and not the portrait itself, so to speak.  I'll be looking forward to seeing what visual style that all of this big-time destruction that's being promised looks like when the film is released in two years time.  Given that 10 years have passed since the events in 1973, a decade does a lot for a character (just at look at the arc for Xavier from FIRST CLASS to DAYS OF FUTURE PAST). We should be seeing some new looks for those from the FIRST CLASS bunch, as well as possible younger versions of characters from the original trilogy (Cyclops, Jean Grey, etc).  And lest you forget .  . . Channing "Gambit" Tatum.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE will apocalyze theaters May 27, 2016.

Extra Tidbit: Have the period X-Men flicks helped/hurt your opinion of the series so far, or would you prefer present day tales?

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8:02AM on 06/18/2014
Give us The Rock for Apocalypse !
Give us The Rock for Apocalypse !
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2:27AM on 06/17/2014

Black & Yellow!!!!

Bring back the black & yellow X-uniforms....the classic look.
Stop trying to look tactical and like BATMAN.
Bring back the black & yellow X-uniforms....the classic look.
Stop trying to look tactical and like BATMAN.
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11:48PM on 06/16/2014
I'm still waiting for that final, deciding moment where Xavier starts losing his hair.
My excitement depends on what the team roster will be in this '80s X-Men. '70s X-Men were basically non-existent. Also, it's kind of a shame that Jubilee has a slim chance appearing in this movie. Chronologically her appearance won't makes sense, but fashion-wise she would fit the era perfectly.
I'm still waiting for that final, deciding moment where Xavier starts losing his hair.
My excitement depends on what the team roster will be in this '80s X-Men. '70s X-Men were basically non-existent. Also, it's kind of a shame that Jubilee has a slim chance appearing in this movie. Chronologically her appearance won't makes sense, but fashion-wise she would fit the era perfectly.
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10:33PM on 06/16/2014

let's see how this works out...

i know DoFP cancelled out X3 or whatever... but the first scene of that movie take place "20 years ago". so.. mid to late 80's? Professor X and Magneto are already looking like Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan at that point, and Jean is a pre-teen.
i know DoFP cancelled out X3 or whatever... but the first scene of that movie take place "20 years ago". so.. mid to late 80's? Professor X and Magneto are already looking like Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan at that point, and Jean is a pre-teen.
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10:03PM on 06/16/2014
in 2011, X-Men First Class came out and it was set in 1963.
In 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past came out and it was set in 1973.
In 2016, X-Men: Apocalypse will come out and be set in 1983.
In 2019, X-Men vs. X-Force will come out and be set in 1993.
In 2022, X-Men: The Wrath of Magneto will come out and be set in 2003.
In 2025, X-Men: United Once More will come out and be set in 2013
In 2028: X-Men: Dark Phoenix will come out and be set in 2023
In 2031: X-Men: We Finally Caught Up with
in 2011, X-Men First Class came out and it was set in 1963.
In 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past came out and it was set in 1973.
In 2016, X-Men: Apocalypse will come out and be set in 1983.
In 2019, X-Men vs. X-Force will come out and be set in 1993.
In 2022, X-Men: The Wrath of Magneto will come out and be set in 2003.
In 2025, X-Men: United Once More will come out and be set in 2013
In 2028: X-Men: Dark Phoenix will come out and be set in 2023
In 2031: X-Men: We Finally Caught Up with Present Day will come out and be set in 2031.
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9:44PM on 06/16/2014
Who gives a shit about Gambit?! I'm more interested who's going to play Cable/Nathan Summers in this storyline if they stick with the storyline that we all know about!
Who gives a shit about Gambit?! I'm more interested who's going to play Cable/Nathan Summers in this storyline if they stick with the storyline that we all know about!
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10:08PM on 06/16/2014
I expect X-Men Apocalypse will lead right into an X-Force movie but they are keeping that secret for now.
I expect X-Men Apocalypse will lead right into an X-Force movie but they are keeping that secret for now.
9:17PM on 06/16/2014
I really like the First Class cast. They're all great, but I really wish X-Men: Apocalypse was focusing on the original X-Men cast. Especially with the way that Days Of Future Past ended with Cyclops and Jean Grey returning.
I really like the First Class cast. They're all great, but I really wish X-Men: Apocalypse was focusing on the original X-Men cast. Especially with the way that Days Of Future Past ended with Cyclops and Jean Grey returning.
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7:09PM on 06/16/2014
Having the new movie set in the early 80s sounds like a good plan to me.
Having the new movie set in the early 80s sounds like a good plan to me.
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7:00PM on 06/16/2014
Why can't they just have it set in the present? Can someone please explain?
Why can't they just have it set in the present? Can someone please explain?
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10:25PM on 06/16/2014
Because Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellon are old now. Even the rest of the cast is aging. They can continue to make X-Men movies for thirtty years with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence and the actors will be in their sixties and she'll be in her fifties and then they'll have a problem but they will probably run out of good stories to adapt by then. Then again, they continued to make James Bond movies after they ran out of source material so they could probably just
Because Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellon are old now. Even the rest of the cast is aging. They can continue to make X-Men movies for thirtty years with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence and the actors will be in their sixties and she'll be in her fifties and then they'll have a problem but they will probably run out of good stories to adapt by then. Then again, they continued to make James Bond movies after they ran out of source material so they could probably just reboot again and find a way to make it fresh.
5:06PM on 06/16/2014

Can`t wait for the fashion.

Jubilee has too be in this now! Her wardrode is ulitmate eighties with her neon pink top and pink wrap around glasses.Dazzler would be a cool addition for this time period as well.Shoulder pads,finger less gloves and leg warmers-OMG awesome.Hopefully Wolverine will rock a members only jacket.
Jubilee has too be in this now! Her wardrode is ulitmate eighties with her neon pink top and pink wrap around glasses.Dazzler would be a cool addition for this time period as well.Shoulder pads,finger less gloves and leg warmers-OMG awesome.Hopefully Wolverine will rock a members only jacket.
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10:27PM on 06/16/2014
Kea Wong played Jubilee in X2.
Kea Wong played Jubilee in X2.
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3:11PM on 06/16/2014
I hope the plot makes more sense than Days of Future Past

SPOILERS

First off, ONE mutant kills TRASK and that causes the horrible future (the sentinels etc), but magneto DESTROYS the white house and that stadium and threatens the president, but that DOESNT cause the future to happen? wouldn't they make the sentinels quicker after that? and wouldn't they hunt down mutants like crazy??? They wouldn't have mystiques DNA I guess, but cant they find her anyway?

Also just because Trask
I hope the plot makes more sense than Days of Future Past

SPOILERS

First off, ONE mutant kills TRASK and that causes the horrible future (the sentinels etc), but magneto DESTROYS the white house and that stadium and threatens the president, but that DOESNT cause the future to happen? wouldn't they make the sentinels quicker after that? and wouldn't they hunt down mutants like crazy??? They wouldn't have mystiques DNA I guess, but cant they find her anyway?

Also just because Trask didn't make sentinels that some how stops the dark phoenix from happening?
Oh and Quicksilver was amazing - so much so that he could've ended the movie in 1 second. instead after he frees magneto he leaves - how about saying "oh quicksilver, can you help us out by finding this blue naked chick and stop her from killing trask." he runs off and stops her and the movie is over.

oh and why rescue magneto? he didn't do anything but cause trouble and he wasn't even friendly with mystique anyway - so didn't future magneto know that?

as a fun popcorn flick its entertaining and I liked all the actors!
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10:29PM on 06/16/2014
i also didn't appreciate how Beast just happens to have this mutant power reducing serum lying around that they use casualy. wasn't that a major plot point for X-Men 3 and The Wolverine?
i also didn't appreciate how Beast just happens to have this mutant power reducing serum lying around that they use casualy. wasn't that a major plot point for X-Men 3 and The Wolverine?
1:58PM on 06/16/2014
Others have already suggested it on here and I was already thinking it, but the last act of Apocalypse needs to be set in present day with the original cast taking on a recently returned Apocalypse. Leaving and coming back a generation later is the character's MO in the comics, so it would make sense for him to return 33 years after the 80s X-Men defeated him. That way they could use both casts again without rehashing the time travel idea from DOFP.
Others have already suggested it on here and I was already thinking it, but the last act of Apocalypse needs to be set in present day with the original cast taking on a recently returned Apocalypse. Leaving and coming back a generation later is the character's MO in the comics, so it would make sense for him to return 33 years after the 80s X-Men defeated him. That way they could use both casts again without rehashing the time travel idea from DOFP.
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1:36PM on 06/16/2014
Let's see, what was happening in the 80's? Cold War, US vs Russia.....can anyone say Omega Red?
Let's see, what was happening in the 80's? Cold War, US vs Russia.....can anyone say Omega Red?
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1:16PM on 06/16/2014

question

In the comic book one of the horseman is a member of x-men. wonder how they're gonna make that work. this is just something out of curiosity. i love what they've done with First Class and DOFP, and i get the feeling that this one is gonna be in the same boat as those
In the comic book one of the horseman is a member of x-men. wonder how they're gonna make that work. this is just something out of curiosity. i love what they've done with First Class and DOFP, and i get the feeling that this one is gonna be in the same boat as those
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12:50PM on 06/16/2014
This trilogy reminds me of 'Back to the Future' trilogy
This trilogy reminds me of 'Back to the Future' trilogy
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12:24PM on 06/16/2014
Enter Dazzler . . .
Enter Dazzler . . .
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12:21PM on 06/16/2014
Hell yea!
Hell yea!
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12:19PM on 06/16/2014
I hope this new X-Men film is more like the storyline we should have gotten with the first X-Men film in showing how the X-Men came to be as a team and showing how pivotal Cyclops and Jean Grey's relationship was towards certain events. I don't mind if we see younger versions of the characters in the 80's, but considering Days of Future Past brought back everyone who died previously, I do hope we get to see the original cast back on screen one more time.
I hope this new X-Men film is more like the storyline we should have gotten with the first X-Men film in showing how the X-Men came to be as a team and showing how pivotal Cyclops and Jean Grey's relationship was towards certain events. I don't mind if we see younger versions of the characters in the 80's, but considering Days of Future Past brought back everyone who died previously, I do hope we get to see the original cast back on screen one more time.
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12:02PM on 06/16/2014

Not looking forward to it

DOFP stunk
DOFP stunk
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12:32PM on 06/16/2014
Are you saying that just to be that guy?
Are you saying that just to be that guy?
1:04PM on 06/16/2014
No. Everything about it was awful. The only thing that amused me was Quicksilver's "that's disgusting" line. When you all watch it again on video you'll notice it's not as good as you think.
No. Everything about it was awful. The only thing that amused me was Quicksilver's "that's disgusting" line. When you all watch it again on video you'll notice it's not as good as you think.
1:19PM on 06/16/2014
Ok so your opinion is that it stunk. So let me ask which movies do you think were good?
Ok so your opinion is that it stunk. So let me ask which movies do you think were good?
4:22PM on 06/16/2014
Yep, it wasn't that good, it should have been called "2 Xmen and Magneto".... Because Wolverine barely did anything and the only reason for the entire plot was Xavier couldn't lay off the drugs for 5 minutes lol
Yep, it wasn't that good, it should have been called "2 Xmen and Magneto".... Because Wolverine barely did anything and the only reason for the entire plot was Xavier couldn't lay off the drugs for 5 minutes lol
11:47AM on 06/16/2014
I want Xavier to have his hair line receding.
Magneto to have long white hair. Also meet his children.
A teenage version of Storm who has just arrived from Africa as a refugee.
I want half of the movie to be set in the 80's and then half of it in the Present or future with Apocalypse re-emerging..

I want Xavier to have his hair line receding.
Magneto to have long white hair. Also meet his children.
A teenage version of Storm who has just arrived from Africa as a refugee.
I want half of the movie to be set in the 80's and then half of it in the Present or future with Apocalypse re-emerging..

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11:43AM on 06/16/2014
I just saw DOFP yesterday (I'm so behind) and was absolutely blown away by it. I'm more than pumped for Apocalypse. I'm cool with another "period piece". It would be awesome to have one more HUGE movie with the original cast in present day or future (those future scenes from DOFP were incredible!!!) but I'll take whatever they want to give us.
I just saw DOFP yesterday (I'm so behind) and was absolutely blown away by it. I'm more than pumped for Apocalypse. I'm cool with another "period piece". It would be awesome to have one more HUGE movie with the original cast in present day or future (those future scenes from DOFP were incredible!!!) but I'll take whatever they want to give us.
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12:13PM on 06/16/2014
I really love the opening scene.
I really love the opening scene.
1:37PM on 06/16/2014
Don't worry, so am I.... opening and closing scene really nailed it for me
Don't worry, so am I.... opening and closing scene really nailed it for me
11:40AM on 06/16/2014
The setting of the two later films has refreshed the franchise, and we've seen the development of the younger Charles and Eric. I agree with MickLoud below. Have the original crew, younger cast of course, and go from there. With Kinberg at the script again, I'm all in for this next film. DOFP has made up for past X-MEN downfalls including Kinberg's work as well. Hard not to look down from here.
The setting of the two later films has refreshed the franchise, and we've seen the development of the younger Charles and Eric. I agree with MickLoud below. Have the original crew, younger cast of course, and go from there. With Kinberg at the script again, I'm all in for this next film. DOFP has made up for past X-MEN downfalls including Kinberg's work as well. Hard not to look down from here.
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11:34AM on 06/16/2014
In which we discover John Lennon was also quite possibly a mutant.
In which we discover John Lennon was also quite possibly a mutant.
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4:55AM on 06/17/2014
Actually, he's a Skrull. :D
Actually, he's a Skrull. :D
11:29AM on 06/16/2014
It'll be good as long as they show the X-Men start to take shape. First Class was cool because it showed the back story of how Prof. X gets all the pieces to create X-Men. DOFP, was great bc it clearly shows the importance of why Prof. X needs to put together the X-Men.

In Apocalypse Prof. X should now have a go to team. Have it be the original team too, Cyclops, Beast, Jean Grey, Angel, and maybe replace Iceman with another female character.
It'll be good as long as they show the X-Men start to take shape. First Class was cool because it showed the back story of how Prof. X gets all the pieces to create X-Men. DOFP, was great bc it clearly shows the importance of why Prof. X needs to put together the X-Men.

In Apocalypse Prof. X should now have a go to team. Have it be the original team too, Cyclops, Beast, Jean Grey, Angel, and maybe replace Iceman with another female character.
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11:28AM on 06/16/2014
Sorry for triple post. My internet's a bit weird today.
Sorry for triple post. My internet's a bit weird today.
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11:27AM on 06/16/2014
Sorry for double post.
Sorry for double post.
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11:27AM on 06/16/2014
So far X-Men movies set in the past (1960s, 1970s) have allowed X-Men to play with historical events and I really like that. On side note, we might even see some crossover between 1980s Ronald Regan/Margaret Thatcher era as well.
So far X-Men movies set in the past (1960s, 1970s) have allowed X-Men to play with historical events and I really like that. On side note, we might even see some crossover between 1980s Ronald Regan/Margaret Thatcher era as well.
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11:16AM on 06/16/2014
The idea of period piece X-Men movies is definitely an awesome idea. I think they are progressing a little faster through the years than they should be though
The idea of period piece X-Men movies is definitely an awesome idea. I think they are progressing a little faster through the years than they should be though
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12:46PM on 06/16/2014
Why? There won't be enough movies to crawl through each decade, and it would be repetitive to see the same decade in multiple movies. I like how each film progresses 10 years, because it provides an opportunity to explore different time settings. I would not want multiple films to be in the same time, because that would create redundancy.
Why? There won't be enough movies to crawl through each decade, and it would be repetitive to see the same decade in multiple movies. I like how each film progresses 10 years, because it provides an opportunity to explore different time settings. I would not want multiple films to be in the same time, because that would create redundancy.
9:51AM on 06/17/2014
That's sounds dumb. Do movies have redundancy's when they are shot in contemporary times? Were the Indiana Jones redundant for sticking with the 30s for 3 movies? No. Its progressing too fast because the only reason to do these period movies is the cast they have assembled in First Class, and they aren't aging 10 years between movies. They already progressed 10 years between the last 2. I would rather see them just go on adventures au naturale than eventual old age makeup or recasting with
That's sounds dumb. Do movies have redundancy's when they are shot in contemporary times? Were the Indiana Jones redundant for sticking with the 30s for 3 movies? No. Its progressing too fast because the only reason to do these period movies is the cast they have assembled in First Class, and they aren't aging 10 years between movies. They already progressed 10 years between the last 2. I would rather see them just go on adventures au naturale than eventual old age makeup or recasting with older actors.
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