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What Was I Watching Before? Bryan Singer Says ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Is “The True Birth Of The X-Men”

What Was I Watching Before? Bryan Singer Says 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Is "The True Birth Of The X-Men"

We are currently in the midst of Hollywood’s reboot and retcon culture, and as we’ve learned from “Terminator Genisys,” sometimes all that retooling can barely make any sense. And yet another franchise is in the process of being reinvented: X-Men. Last year’s “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” did a large narrative reset, and admittedly, it mostly worked. But according to director Bryan Singer, that film, and the ones that came before, were just scratching the surface and the real X-Men are yet to come.

READ MORE: Watch: Bryan Singer Leads Tour Through ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Locations & Timeline In 6 New Clips

“This is kind of a conclusion of six X-Men films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters,” the director told EW about his forthcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” “This is the true birth of the X-Men.”

So, what was I watching before? The problem with reboots, or pretending the timelines in previous films don’t matter, is leaving the audience perpetually suspended and unable to truly invest in a movie because there’s something around the corner to undo what they’ve just seen. Maybe Christopher Nolan was onto something by keeping his “The Dark Knight” series contained…

“X-Men: Apocalypse,” a.k.a. “The Real Deal X-Men,” arrives on May 27, 2016. Check out some new concept art below.

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