According to Entertainment Weekly on Friday, director Bryan Singer as well as writer/producer Simon Kinberg, revealed more information about "X-Men: Apocalypse". Kinberg talked about how much bigger the post-apocalyptic sequel will be in comparison to "X-Men: Day of Future Past".
Singer expressed that the film will have similarities to the comic book story arc of “Age of Apocalypse". Such a story line that was developed in the 90s introduces the imagery of a destructive future and of course the ancient mutant Apocalypse.
For those who aren't aware of this 5000 year old mutant, he was born of ancient Egypt and he was discovered of his grotesque appearance. He was then abandoned and later acquired by a group of Sandstormers and was seen as a being with powers of which could be advantageous. Apocalypse was given the Egyptian name En Sabah Nur.
Singer mentioned he'd also like to bring on new characters to this film and would even be interested in bringing Nightcrawler and Gambit on-board. He would also like to explore the 80s with characters at different ages.
It was also decided that "X-Men: Days of Future Past" would set the precedence of the occurrences in "X-Men: Apocalypse". In fact, at the end of film, it won't even feel connected to the sequel's sequel. So it looks as if there is some groundwork being laid in order to connect the two films.
Current film contracts with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult would be moving forward with the "X-Men" projects. Producers are also wanting Lawrence to star in her own solo "Mystique" film as well. Lauren Shuler-Donner mentioned she also wants to be involved in a "Gambit" and "Deadpool" films.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens in theaters come May 23 and "X-Men: Apocalypse" is scheduled to be released May 27, 2016.