All told, there’s been eight “X-Men” movies, nine if you include “Deadpool,” and up next is “X-Men: Apocalypse.” It’s remarkable to think that filmmaker Bryan Singer has directed four of them and somehow managed to make “Superman Returns,” “Valkyrie,” and “Jack the Giant Slayer” in between, too. While Singer is finally making something else next, (“20000 Leagues Under The Sea,” which shoots next fall), he’s at least got one more ‘X-Men’ movie in him.
And if you thought the series really couldn’t get any bigger than ‘Days Of Future Past,’ which used the classic old ‘X-Men’ cast and the rebooted new one, you’ll have to guess again since ‘Apocalypse’ seems even bigger and includes seemingly even more mutant characters as well as the inclusion of “new” classic characters like Cyclops, Angel, Storm, Nightcrawler, Phoenix, Psylocke and other mutants who have yet to be introduced in the new rebooted timeline. Singer’s called ‘Apocalypse’ “kind of a conclusion of six X-Men films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters” and the “true birth of the ‘X-Men’.” Given that the new series has two films under its belt, try wrapping your head around that one. Here’s the official synopsis:
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
The jam packed cast of “X-Men: Apocalypse” stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy
Directed by Bryan Singer,“X-Men: Apocalypse” opens nationwide on May 27th.