At some point (post The Avengers) 20th Century Fox figured X-Men was one of their most valuable franchises. The only way to compete with current superhero movies is to go big, and that’s what they are doing with X-Men: Days of Future Past by combining casts, introducing robots, and making it their second biggest production since Avatar.
It looks like Fox has big plans for the future of the franchise as an X-Men: Apocalypse movie has just been revealed. Director Bryan Singer announced on Twitter that the film will be the follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it will be hitting screens May 27, 2016.
I think we can expect X-Men: Days of Future Past to set up the X-Men: Apocalypse movie, so we could get our first glimpse at Apocalypse himself as early as next May. For those not familiar with the character, Apocalypse is an ancient mutant born 5000 years ago. He is awoken from his slumber due to the arrival of the time-traveling mutant Cable, and decides to destroy the world with the help of his Four Horsemen.
As time-travel is involved it allows Singer to get the original cast and the new cast together again. How, when, and why is for him to figure out, but it’s an exciting time to be an X-Men fan.
Expect more news on the X-Men: Apocalypse movie when promotion for X-Men: Days of Future Past kicks in.