The X-Men: Apocalypse train has not stopped with Bryan Singer’s announcement yesterday. According to reports, X-Men: Apocalypse will be a direct sequel to X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Bleeding Cool is also reporting that most of the cast from the past and present timelines from Days of Future Past will be brought back, along with some new characters. And you thought Amazing Spider-Man 2 was going to be crowded.
Based on a report from First Showing, we will get our first look at the sequel with some after credits scenes with the upcoming 2014 film. They are hearing from multiple sources that we will be seeing the first of Apocalypse arrive on May 23, 2014. The credit scenes will go something like this:
However, the credits bumper jumps back to the past with a young Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) in a ramshackle house in the desert eating dinner, clearly on the run from all the authorities who want to bring him down. While using a well outside to get some water, the young Magneto sees something fall from the night sky and crash to Earth nearby. Upon inspecting the impact zone, he encounters what is described as an “alien form” who is “towering, terrifying, with a twisted metal face and dark pits for eyes.” It’s Apocalypse and he says, “I have crossed rivers of time to find you.” Magneto asks, “Who are you?”
The alien responds, “I am your future.” Suddenly Apocalypse merges with Magneto, who screams and blasts an insane amount of energy and shockwaves around him. This energy explosion levels everything around him, with a blast radius that goes for miles. As Magneto looks at what he’s done, he has a realization of the power he now holds and a villainous grin begins to form before the film cuts to black.
Finally, we also have a release date for X-Men: Apocalypse according to a tweet that was posted yesterday. X-Men fans can look for the sequel to arrive in theaters on May 27, 2016.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is directed by Bryan Singer, starring Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Lucas Till and Evan Peters, it opens in theaters on May 23, 2014. (Source: First Showing)