Bryan Singer To Direct ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ Which Won’t Feature The Old X-Men

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Last week, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer tweeted out “#Xmen #Apocalypse #2016,” leading the internet to very reasonably assume the next X-film would focus on classic X-Men villain Apocalypse.

Vulture confirmed this bit of logic today, along with the news that Bryan Singer would return to direct the film. This will mark Singer’s fourth X-Men film, and it will also give fans hope that the third movie won’t be quite the hot mess that the previous third installment, 2006’s much-maligned X-Men: The Last Stand, was.

Vulture also reported that, though Apocalypse will open not long after Days of Future Past closes, the 2016 film will focus on the First Class characters and not the joint forces of Days of Future Past. Cherish Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in all their X-glory while you can, because there’s a chance we may not see it again. That will likely depend on the box office take of Days of Future Past, which is actually more expensive than almost every other movie Fox has ever produced, second only to a little flick called Avatar. That’s a high bar to clear.

Tyler Hanan

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