Not to be outdone by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer (complete with a tease of Doc Ock and Vulture), director Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox have made a huge announcement for the X-Men franchise coming in the summer of 2016. By way of Twitter, Singer merely tweeted, “#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016” and then Box Office Mojo said the film would arrive on May 27th, 2016. If you’re not freaking out about that title, you’re not familiar with the iconic X-Men villain called Apocalypse, who has conquered North America and enslaved humanity in the comics. He’s one of the most powerful villains the X-Men have faced.
His most popular storyline, “The Age of Apocalypse,” ran in the “X-Men” books beginning in 1995. Set in a parallel reality, “The Age of Apocalypse” saw Professor Charles Xavier murdered before he could form the X-Men. Instead, a very different take on the team began with Magneto leading them through a post-apocalyptic America ruled by mutants.
Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox hired Simon Kinberg to help expand both the “X-Men” and the “Fantastic Four” properties. “I have a lot of ideas on how to built those brands and do what everybody is thinking of these days: Be like Marvel,” explained Kinberg. “I want to be able to build stories over multiple movies.”
Kinberg is the producer of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Star Wars: Episode VII,” but he’s also currently busy writing a “Star Wars” spin-off.
Source: Twitter, ComingSoon