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Lots of Death Coming in X-MEN APOCALYPSE [News]

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) - Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Kayla Silverfox (Lynn Collins)

X-Men: Apocalypse is coming in 2016, but Bryan Singer is getting people ready for a shocking turn. The X-Men films aren't known for blood and gore. Even The Wolverine, which was originally planned to be an R Rated film, pulled back and got a PG-13 rating. But the sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past could change all that. While Bryan Singer, Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty and Simon Kinberg are still writing the script of X-Men Apocalypse Singer talked to Total Film and gave some plot details including a level of mass destruction never seen in an X-Men film. He also talked about it being a period piece set in the 80's.

Singer said,
We’re going to deal the 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! ‘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.

He also added some details about the ongoing story and what characters will be like in these films.

About returning characters he said, "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**k, sometimes, in terms of where things fall in the timeline!" He also added that he has big plans for future prequels saying, "Yeah, there actually are [more stories I want to tell]. It all stems back to when I did [the first] X-Men. You always want to know where a character’s going to go, what their future’s going be like. You can always sequelise. But on that film I also had actors asking ‘Who am I? Where did my character come from?’ So as a director you always need a backstory to give your actors. It may not be the right backstory, but it’s one you can give the actor to help them understand their character. These prequels are really exciting for me because they give me a chance to explore ideas I came up with more than a decade ago."

The storyline is probably going to feature the mutant known as Apocalypse who first appeared in X-Factor #5 (1986).

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, 2014 and the sequel is planned for 2016.'

Via /Film

Are audiences ready for mass destruction in an X-Men movie? Would you watch a darker X-Men film? What do you think of the movie being set in the 80's?

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  1. Very canny, creating his own hype. Doesn't even have the current one out and he's talking about how awesome the next one is! And in this era, he can totally get away with it, and will probably get that many more people interested in the current project. It's the Avengers effect.

  2. They're already using the 70s a couple times and the 60s so I guess like the Austin Powers franchise the 80s is the only thing that would make sense. I thought the point of Days of Future Past (besides making money) was to reboot the continuity so we could forget about three movies and "The Wolverine."

    Anyway, in comic books and comic book movies death is never much of a setback so even if they kill everyone they'll just find some way to bring them back in a sequel. Now if they did kill most everyone it would open it up to work in the "Mutant Messiah" Hope Summers.

  3. Yeah Tony, if X-Men DoFP bombs (unlikely) it'll be kind of ironic. But you're right, they were talking about Avengers when Iron Man 1 came out. The key is building anticipation. Justice League take note.

  4. From what I've heard Singer's planning to use these movies to explain the inconsistencies in the other films. So it could be a reboot, but it's also giving continuity. Confusing I know. I had to Google Hope Summers, but it's a very exciting storyline. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Summers_%28comics%29

  5. We read the same article this weekend!

  6. A dark 80's movie would be pretty sweet.

  7. The movie going crowd loves a complete badass which is of course, Wolverine!


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