While busy in post production on X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer is also putting some time into breaking the plot of the next film in the series, Apocalypse. Even with all of that on his plate, he’s also found a moment to speak just a little with EW.
I’ve been given a few leads on how Days of Future Past is going to lead into Apocalypse. I was hoping Singer might come out and say something that would confirm, but he hasn’t. Yet. Not quite. But he has made it clear that a clean line of cause and effect links the two movies’ plots.
Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie.
Will that something be only in an after-credits sequence? I don’t believe so. Meanwhile, Singer says he is “still deciding” whether or not any sort of button scene will appear on Days of Future Past at all.
Though I don’t believe for one second that he won’t include something.
Sparing a few words for the nascent Apocalypse, Singer does seem to skirt dangerously close to Prometheus territory. He says that the film will:
also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.
Tread carefully, Mr.Singer. There are booby traps ahead.
If you’re not an X-Men Comics expert and need a bit of a primer on the character of Apocalypse, you might want to check out the entry on Marvel’s site:
In the harsh, unforgiving desert of ancient Egypt, ruled by Rama-Tut, a band of nomadic raiders found an infant, gray-skinned and freakish in appearance, abandoned by the settlers of Akkaba. The nomads took the child for their own, giving him the name En Sabah Nur, “The First One,” and teaching him to be “strong” in order to survive the desert as a child.
This idea, that “the strong will survive,” would shape Apocalypse’s actions throughout time. When En Sabah Nur was an adult, he was captured with his nomadic clan and forced into slave labor under the Grand Vizier Ozymandias.
My lord, I hope they get this casting right.
Incidentally, Singer also clarified that while he intends to direct, no contracts have been signed yet.