Bryan Singer Reveals ‘Apocalypse’ Will Be Most Destructive ‘X-Men’ Film to Date

Bryan Singer: 'Apocalypse' Will Be Most

X-Men: Apocalypse” won’t hit theaters for another two years, but Bryan Singer is already spilling details.

The director-writer-producer told Total Film magazine that “Apocalypse,” which will deal with the notion of ancient mutants, but be set in the 1980s, will be the most destructive movie in the franchise.

“‘Apocalypse’ will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon,” Singer said. “There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”

Singer, Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty and Simon Kinberg are currently working on the prequel’s script, which is “almost ready to go.”

The helmer also hinted that the pic could feature younger versions of familiar characters.

“That’ll be fun to show the audience,” he told the mag. “I call these movies in-between-quels. It’s a mind-f**k sometimes in terms of where things fall in the timeline.”

Singer, who’s working on his fourth “X-Men” pic, said he’s like to tell more stories beyond “Apocalypse.”

“It all stems back to when I did [the first] X-Men,” he said. “You always want to know where a character’s going to go, what their future’s going be like. You can always sequelise. … As a director, you always need a backstory to give your actors. It may not be the right backstory, but it’s one you can give the actor to help them understand their character. These prequels are really exciting for me because they give me a chance to explore ideas I came up with more than a decade ago.”

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” opens on May 23, while “Apocalypse” bows on May 26, 2016.

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  1. William Carr says:

    He’s going to ruin the Apocalypse storyline.

    It doesn’t come BEFORE the other movies.

    If he can’t get the current actors, he should just shelve it.

  2. I want X-men: Apocalypse movie action figure toys for the movie.

  3. ChaosBringer616 says:

    God I remember being in the fourth grade back in the early 90’s when the cartoon was out, and hearing rumors of an X Men movie coming out and thinking “god, I hope Apocalypse is in it.” Finally! When the flick comes out in 2016, I’ll be able to go with my son (who will be in the second grade by then and is in to comics). It may have been worth the wait 👍👍👍

  4. albundyhere says:

    is he gonna be in the movie? if not, then it sucks already! Apocalypse is immortal and indestructible!

  5. Realxmenfan says:

    Please stop using the xmen characters in your made up plots. You’re ruining everything good that was in the comic books.

  6. The Jackal says:

    Bring on Cable! He is Apocalypse’s arch nemesis and would be awesome on the big screen. Archangel too.

  7. big daddy D says:

    YIPPEEEE! I’ve been a comic book geek for 35 years. .Xmen is one of my favorites. The Apocalypse storyline/history is EPIC! I wonder how malevolent they will make En Saban Nur. The clock is ticking..and I am waiting….patiently.

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