‘X-Men Apocalypse': Bryan Singer announces 2016 mutant sequel

Dec. 05, 2013 | 2:12 p.m.
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Peter Dinklage as Trask Industries founder Bolivar Trask, a character in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (Trask-industries.com / 20th Century Fox)

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A poster for the fictional company Trask Industries, promoting "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (Trask-industries.com / 20th Century Fox)

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A poster for the fictional company Trask Industries, promoting "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (Trask-industries.com / 20th Century Fox)

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An image promoting "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (Trask-industries.com / 20th Century Fox)

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An image promoting "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (Trask-industries.com / 20th Century Fox)

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An image promoting "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (Trask-industries.com / 20th Century Fox)

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer appears to have announced, via Twitter, that another installment in the mutant franchise, “X-Men Apocalypse,” is due for release in 2016.

The filmmaker on Thursday afternoon sent the following tweet:

Few additional details are known — though Fox did confirm later in the afternoon that the movie will be released May 27, 2016 — the tweet implies that the film might involve the popular titular villain of the 1990s story line “Age of Apocalypse.”

Singer is already immersed in the world of the Marvel comics mutants, working to finalize his 2014 release, “Days of Future Past,” which arrives in theaters May 23.

The upcoming film picks up after Matthew Vaughn’s 2011 prequel “X-Men: First Class,” which chronicled the superheroes’ origins as young people in the 1960s, discovering and learning to manipulate their powers.

Adapted from one of the most beloved comic book story lines conceived by Chris Claremont, the movie features actors from both “First Class” and the original “X-Men” trilogy, which launched in 2000 with Singer’s “X-Men” and arguably ushered in a new golden age of comic book films.

“Future Past’s” expansive cast includes James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen as Magneto and Hugh Jackman reprising his role as Wolverine.

Also featured are Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Anna Paquin as Rogue, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Halle Berry as Storm and Evan Peters as Quicksilver, among others.

– Gina McIntyre

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One Response to ‘X-Men Apocalypse': Bryan Singer announces 2016 mutant sequel

  1. Joey says:

    Please put anne paquin in the apocalypse Movie! 2016. Give her, Her full powers and give her a lot of screen time! Don't make her look like a weakling anymore. Also give her a spin off movie!

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