Who knew, after “Iron Man” came out in 2008, that post-credit sequences would eventually be present in almost every subsequent superhero film? There used to be a time when a post-credit scene would usually be relegated to a comedy, like a Zucker-Abrams-Zucker film. Now, they’re used to parlay important information about an upcoming sequel, or in the recent case of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” an advertisement for a completely different franchise. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is no stranger to this practice, and with the film creating a huge amount of buzz this past weekend, naturally its post-credit sequence has garnered quite a bit of attention as well.
The scene takes place in Ancient Egyptian times, where people are bowing and chanting to a young En Sabah Nur (Apocalypse) as he creates the Pyramids of Giza. ‘Days of Future Past’ screenwriter Simon Kinberg talked to IGN about the meaning behind this sequence. “The post-credit sequence is a tease into what will be the Apocalypse movie. Now the Apocalypse you see—that young boy—may not be the actor who plays the character in our movie. It’s a deep back story glimpse into the character, but our movie doesn’t take place in ancient Egypt and will likely not star a young boy Apocalypse.”
Certainly, this will only add to the speculation about the upcoming film, which is set to come out on May 27th, 2016, and will see director Bryan Singer back in the director’s chair, Kinberg tells The Daily Beast, saying, “That is the plan.” And it will also feature a few mutants from the first three movies too. “It will focus primarily on the ‘First Class’ cast, but it will certainly have some of the original cast involved, too,” he teased. So maybe more time jumping? Guess we’ll find out in a couple of years.