Ouch! Didn’t see this one coming. Some seriously seriously big news here.
With X-Men: Days of Future Past set to be released next year and with an apparent third solo Wolverine in the works, Bryan Singer has randomly announced another X-Men film. Completely out of the blue, Singer has announced X-Men: Apocalypse as heing released on 27th March, 2016.
All logical guesses would point towards that film featuring the huuuuuuuuge X-Men villain, Apocalypse. That character was first featured back in X-Factor #6 as, essentially, the planet’s first ever mutant. He would go on to get power-mad and would created technology that would keep his stranglehold on mankind. Apocalypse is best known for the massive The Age of Apocalypse storyline in the X-Men books, which saw the premature death of Professor X. At the time, this book was ridiculously successful.
Before all of that, we’ve got X-Men: Days of Future Past released on 23rd May, 2014.
Consider me genuinely dumbfounded by this announcement. I’m in shock…