X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer surprised just about everyone last month with the announcement that another sequel, titled X-Men: Apocalypse, would be hitting theaters in 2016. It was assumed that Singer, who also directed the first two X-Men films, would step behind the camera once again – in fact, Vulture claimed confirmation – but according to a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, that may not be the case.
“I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it. 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.”
So while it may not be official, it looks like Singer is hoping to work things out, which is good news for fans of the franchise. The setup for Days of Future Past was delivered via a post-credits scene in The Wolverine, but Singer is undecided on whether he’ll tease Apocalypse in the same way.
“I’m still deciding that. Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie.”
As far as what we can expect from the plot, Singer neglected to divulge any concrete details, but did reveal some of the thematic elements he has planned.
“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.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past will open on May 23, with X-Men: Apocalypse scheduled for May 27, 2016.