X-Men: Days of Future Past hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but that isn’t stopping director Bryan Singer from planning the next installment in the mutant franchise: X-Men: Apocalypse. The plan is for Days of Future Past to lead directly into Apocalypse in 2016, making audiences wait two years for what could be the biggest X-Men movie of all time. In the most recent issue of Total Film (courtesy of Comic Book News), Singer sat down to talk about the setting of Apocalypse:
We're going to deal with the notion of ancient mutants - the fact they were born and existed thousands of years ago. But it'll be a contemporary movie - well, it'll take place in the '80s... The '80s is a period now - it's hard for me to believe that!
When asked about the type of action fans can expect from the movie, the director revealed:
Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that X-Men films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.
Singer also said that Apocalypse will feature even more young versions of mutants from his original movies, so expect more cameos than you can count. And if Days of Future Past and Apocalypse become huge successes, Singer is also on board for even more X-Men adventures in the future.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will hit theaters on May 23, 2014 and X-Men: Apocalypse will be out on May 26, 2016.