As official as any tweet can be, Bryan Singer, the director of next year’s hotly-anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past has announced that 2016 will see the release of the follow-up, X-Men: Apocalypse. This information, which of course we’re jumping because it’s awesome, was delivered in the following, very brief tweet by the director:
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013
Other than that, we have nothing. Even the guy who plays Iceman had no idea.
— Shawn R Ashmore (@ShawnRAshmore) December 5, 2013
SlashFilm is reporting that the tentative release date is May 27th, 2016. We’ll have more information when we have it, but knowing that another X-Men is on the way months before the movie is even released is a sign of both the studio’s excitement about the franchise and the director, and their desire to keep the train a-rolling given Sony’s recent announcement of ALL THE Spider-Man MOVIES!
We’ll of course have more info for you when it develops. As far as casting for the titular villain goes, how about Idris Elba? Screw his involvement in Thor!