X-Men: Days of Future Past is quickly approaching, so Bryan Singer is starting to do some press, and press can’t help but ask him to look even further ahead, to the recently announced X-Men: Apocalypse.
Talking to Collider, Singer reveals just a smidgen of details about the threequel bearing the name of one of the X-Men’s most iconic foes.
First, on the timeframe:
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!
Makes sense, since First Class took place in the 60s and Days of Future Past mostly in the 70s. And ancient mutants makes sense too, since that’s what Apocalypse is.
And because sequels have to be bigger and badder than their predecessors, there will be more “mass destruction” than the previous two:
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… 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-fuck sometimes in terms of where things fall in the timeline!
Looks like Singer just won’t leave me in peace with my increasingly unlikely dream of a young Cyclops and Jean on screen. Fine. Preparing myself now to be disappointed for a third time.