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X-Men: Apocalypse rumored to be a direct sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past

This might be a new record: less than 24 hours after X-MEN: APOCALYPSE was announced by Bryan Singer, the first rumor has surfaced online for movie. Bleeding Cool believes the new film will be a direct sequel to X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

So, as of now, here’s how I believe it stands, based on intel from folk who’d been telling me an Apocalypse film would follow Days. Days of Future Past will lead directly into Apocalypse. There’s a clear narrative thread that will string the two pictures together, and the character of Apocalypse is a good part of how this will work.

The site also says cast members from both the "past" and "present" timelines in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will be needed for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, but several new characters will appear in the film as well. I wonder if/how the new film will be connected to the X-FORCE movie Jeff Wadlow is writing. Exciting times for comic book fans, and I'm very intrigued by Fox's plans for their comic book movie franchises.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will be released on May 23rd, 2014, and X-MEN: APOCALYPSE will land in theaters sometime in 2016.

Extra Tidbit: Which new character would you like to see in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE?
Source: Bleeding Cool

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