After the huge success of Days of Future Past it looks as though director Bryan Singer will return for X-Men: Apocalypse.
It’s no secret that X-Men: Days of Future Past did tremendously well at the box office… and with critics hailing the latest instalment in the X-Men franchise, it’s little surprise that Fox are keen to keep hold of their director, Bryan Singer. It was rumoured for some time that Singer would return for the next X-Men movie. And now it’s seemingly been confirmed.
According to Deadline Hollywood, 20th Century Fox has just signed a deal to keep Bryan Singer in the director’s chair… at least, for X-Men: Apocalypse.
“Fox has just closed a deal with Bryan Singer to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the next instalment of its billion dollar Marvel mutants franchise,” they reveal. “This will be Singer’s fourth instalment as director.”
Having founded the franchise back in 2000 with the original X-Men, Bryan Singer has become synonymous with everyone’s favourite Marvel mutants. And after Days of Future Past received critical acclaim, it looks as though Fox were keen to keep him on board.
Of course, Bryan Singer has now helmed the majority of the main X-Men saga, only sitting out on Last Stand and X-Men: First Class. But what should we expect from Apocalypse?
Based on the mutant ‘Apocalypse’ from the comic books, it looks as though Charles, Eric and the rest of the gang will be going up against an ancient threat – the granddaddy of all mutants. Considered to be the first mutant in history, Apocalypse is a force to be reckoned with… and I think we can expect a rather explosive clash once Wolverine is thrown into the mix.
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The new film is being penned by Simon Kinberg from a story written by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. Production is expected to begin early next year, and the film is slated to be released 19 May 2016 across the UK.
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