Bryan Singer Talks ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

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Yep, you read that headline right, Bryan Singer has shed some light (if only a crack) on the X-Men’s next adventure.

In a small, but intriguing interview with Entertainment Weekly, Singer has confirmed that as of now, he has not signed on to direct the film, but that his “desire would be to direct it.” “I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it,” Singer continued, “I’m negotiating to direct. We’re in the process. We’re trying to figure it out, schedules.”

Singer also mentions that he is still deciding whether or not there would be a nod to Apocalypse in his current project, Days of Future Past. “I’m still deciding that. Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie,” says Singer. Very, very, interesting.

Follow us after the jump to see what Singer had to say about the themes of Fox’s next planned mutant outing.

He also went on to say that Apocalypse will deal with the mutant origins, clarifying that “It 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.”

Apocalypse, the character, has many interesting elements that could be seen on film. Being one of the earliest known mutants (his origins are traced back 5000 years), his character could bring the modern mutant struggle to a very interesting unfold. But, what is most intriguing about these statements from Singer, is that the events in Days of Future Past cause what will happen in Apocalypse. We know that Days of Future Past will deal with time-travel, so is Apocalypse’s arrival connected to some kind of time rift? Will it involve the comic intervention of mutant Cable? We will just have to wait to see.

So what do you all think? It seems that Apocalypse is sounding to be pretty epic, even more than it already was. I am sure Singer will sign on to direct if he can, he has held the X-Men film projects close to heart since their beginnings with him back in 2000. At this point it is just likely a scheduling matter, as he stated.

Stay close to UTG for more on X-Men: Apocalypse.

Drew Caruso

Drew Caruso is a Bostonian who, when not writing about music and film, spends his time getting lost in New England, reading books, talking about science whether people want to listen or not, and more. To see the thoughts of a scientist by day and a writer by night, follow him on Twitter.
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