Director Bryan Singer teased more comic book fans about the next X-Men movie.
Yesterday, the director of X-Men: Days of Future Past shared a photo of the first page of the treatment for X-Men: Apocalypse on his Instagram account.
The photo reveals that the treatment was written by Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.
The first page also mentioned a "sprawling battle" at the Nile and "The Four Horsemen". It looks as though the story might start off with an epic battle between the X-Men and The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. Unfortunately, there are many incarnations of the The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse in the comic book series and so we're left to speculate as to which mutants will comprise The Four Horsemen. We'll have to wait for Bryan Singer to reveal a bit more about who are The Four Horsemen.
The treatment is dated June 6, 2014, which means that it is less than a month old and indicates that the treatment was already being worked on even before Fox saw the box office receipt for X-Men: Days of Future Past. It also indicates that Bryan Singer is still very involved in the franchise.
Previously, the director was forced to sit out of the publicity tour because of allegations of sexual misconduct by Michael Egan, a former model and actor. However, X-Men: Days of Future Past has just surpassed Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become this year’s top-grossing film. Bryan Singer's return to the X-Men franchise has accumulated more than $713 million in a little over a month.
The massive success of the film and Bryan Singer's snapshot seems to indicate his confidence in dismissing Michael Egan's lawsuit against him and returning to the director's chair for the X-Men franchise.