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Bryan Singer reveals details of 1980s-set 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
With "X-Men: Days of Future Past" hitting theaters in the very near future, director Bryan Singer is already starting to focus on the announced 2016 follow-up, "X-Men: Apocalypse."
In a recent interview, the director revealed some story details, and promised that it will be the biggest mutant movie yet.
“We’re currently breaking the story. We’re almost ready to go," he told Total Film (via Comicbookmovie.com). "Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty and Simon Kinberg are in the office across the street from me, working on story stuff right now. It’s great to have Dan and Michael back."
Harris and Dougherty co-wrote "X-Men 2: X-Men United," which Singer directed.
Although little of the plot has been made public, Singer revealed a little bit of what fans can expect. "We’re going to deal with the notion of ancient mutants – the fact they were born and existed thousands of years ago," he explained. "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!"
"'Apocalypse' will have more of the mass destruction that 'X-Men' films, to date, have not relied upon," Singer added. "There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle… I don’t want to get too specific, but we’ll introduce familiar characters in a younger time. That’ll be fun to show the audience. I call these movies in-between-quels. It’s a mind-f*ck sometimes in terms of where things fall in the timeline!"
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens May 23.