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Published On: Thu, Jan 30th, 2014

Bryan Singer details ‘X-Men Apocalypse’: ancient mutants, denies some rumors – new photos

Empire‘s March issue X-travaganza features 25 different covers and director Bryan Singer even looks ahead to the next film after X-Men: Days of Future Past: X-Men: Apocaypse.

bryan-singer-hugh-jackman-ellen-page-x-men-days-of-future-pastSinger tells Empire that the film will be “more of a First Class sequel” than a spin-off from the Days Of Future Past world he’s about to unveil.

Apocalypse will take place after Days Of Future Past and call on Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and the First Class cast and not those from the original trilogy.

“What happens in this movie brings about what’ll happen in that movie,” says Singer of the connective tissue between the two.

Singer attempted to disprove two of the popular rumors: Apocalypse will feature in a Days Of Future Past credits tease, and that it will arrive on Earth to possess Magneto. “That’s not the case”, he stressed, “and neither will that particular thing be in the film. People were concerned we were making Apocalypse an alien. It’s odd. I don’t know where that came from.”

x-men-days-of-future-past-jennifer-lawrence-is-mystiqueApocalypse, En Sabah Nur presents the mutant team a different kind of challenge. For starters, he’s immortal. For another, he needs no food or water. He has shapeshifting molecules that can transform his limbs into weaponry at a tip of his big shiny evil head. Apocalypse can also read minds.

“One thing that interests me is the notion of ancient mutants,” explains Singer of the character. “What would people thousands of years ago, without the benefit of science, think mutants were? And more importantly, what would mutants thousands of years ago think they were? Gods? Titans? Angels? Demons? And if such mutants did exist thousands of years ago, what became of them? Did one survive?”

Singer hopes so. “I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it”, he told EW earlier this month, “and I’m negotiating to direct. We’re in the process. We’re trying to figure it out, schedules. My desire would be to direct it.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, 2014.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters screens in 2016.

Pick up the new issue of Empire, on sale today, for some more fascinatingApocalypse storyline pointers from co-writer Simon Kinberg, and a whole world of other X-tidings, or click here to buy a copy right now.

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    […] Bryan Singer details 'X-Men Apocalypse': ancient mutants, denies some rumors … Apocalypse will take place after Days Of Future Past and call on Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and the First Class cast and not those from the original trilogy. “What happens in this movie brings about what'll happen in that movie … Read more on The Global Dispatch […]

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