Bryan Singer Working With X2 Writers On X-Men Apocalypse (And A New, “Mutants In Time” Marvel Comic)

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Many moons ago, I sat down with Bryan Singer to chat about Jack the Giant Slayer. A lot of that conversation was placed under embargo, some of it stayed off record. It was during this interview, however, that Singer made it very clear he had some plans for Apocalypse.

Also under discussion that day, if only briefly, was a picture that Singer had posted to Twitter of himself and X2 writers Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris working on… something. On what? Well, they had apparently made a deal with Marvel several years before to write an X-Men comic, and they hadn’t yet delivered it.

But then, earlier this year, they cracked the thing. It’s not yet clear what the comic will be about but there does seem to be some Days of Future Past or Apocalypse crossover, thematically at least, with the only fragment of concept I could uncover being “mutants in time.”

We’re still waiting to learn when – or indeed, if – Marvel will publish that comic. My best guess is that we’ll see it next Summer, around Days of Future Past playing in cinemas.

In any case, Singer has once again tweeted an image of himself at work with Dougherty and Harris, this time with the near-ubiquitous Simon Kinberg sitting in too. You can see it at the head of this post. According to Singer’s caption, they were having a:

Late night #XMen #Apocalypse story session.

So this was for the film, not the comic.

What’s more:

It’s snowing in Egypt!

In real life or in Apocalypse? The Weather Channel says the former.

Seems like Singer is into the X-world right up to his neck, working on one mutant movie by day and the other by moonlight. Not a bad problem to have, of course.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for UK release on May 22nd next year, US release the day after, on Friday 23rd.

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