The X-Men are making headway with the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past. While moviegoers and fans eagerly await the next chapter in the X-Men franchise, some are already looking ahead at the next film in the series. Reported 5 months ago that the next film in the superhero franchise would be X-Men: Apocalypse. The film will be directed by Bryan Singer as the next entry introduces one of the X-Men most notorious villains: Apocalypse. Hearing the anme alone gave fans plenty to speculate about. While no one will know what will transpire in the 2016 film, Bryan Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the upcoming film.
One of the major questions on fans' mind is will Days of Future Past tie in with Apocalypse? As soon as the movie was announced, many began to speculate that the upcoming summer blockbuster will tease the next film. According to Bryan Singer, the director points out that while the events of Days of Future Past will connect with Apocalypse, it will not be tied in directly.
"You won’t feel at the end of the movie that it set up Apocalypse. What it does is it sets up possibilities. But what we'll discover in Apocalypse is that events in this movie made that happen."
If you were hoping to hear that we were getting a post-credit scene in Days of Future Past, Singer's remark may disappoint you. Then again there is still time between now and May. Despite that we may not have an appearance from Apocalypse this summer, Kinberg mention that the direction of the 2016 film could be greater then that of Days of Future Past.
"From a visual standpoint it actually may be a bigger movie than Days of Future Past because there'll be disaster movie imagery," Kinberg added. "Like the title would imply."
While details on the story is scarce, Apocalypse will bring back the main cast of X-Men: First Class, but how this film will play out is anyone's guess. Only the likes of Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg know.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 26, 2016 and X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in theaters on May 23rd.