X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016 (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Friday, December 06, 2013
Source: Bryan Singer (Twitter)

It only makes sense as the hype for X-Men: Days of Future Past starts to build that Bryan Singer (the mad twittering fiend) will give us a hint for the next X-Men film. Yesterday Bryan Singer Twittered:#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!”

So let us begin the speculation on this. Now for those of you that don’t know Apocalypse is one of the greatest enemies the X-Men have ever faced. The Marvel Universe website has some great details about Apocalypse (aka En Sabah Nur) and his early days in ancient Egypt. Personally, I discovered the character in the pages of “X-Factor”. 

Marvel.com Character Profile: “In recent years, Apocalypse was somehow awakened by the arrival of Cyclops’ son from the future, Cable. Apocalypse made another move against Cyclops and his team, X-Factor, by pitting them against a team of his own creation, the Alliance of Evil. Although he never used his Alliance again, Apocalypse soon formed the Horsemen of Apocalypse to plague humankind, when his ideas to "cull" humanity in order for the rise of mutant supremacy were beginning. He fought X-Factor again, and even captured their member Angel to turn into his Horseman of Death, although he defected, to be later replaced by X-Factor's ally, Caliban. Later, Apocalypse infected Cyclops' son, Nathan (who would become Cable) with the techno-organic virus (which would also inadvertently create Cable’s counterpart, Stryfe, as well as ensure his own infection when he met Cable as the Traveler) but was defeated by X-Factor in final battle”.

What is interesting here is, that there is a story line that features Apocalypse changing the past, thus effecting the present as we know it. That story,  “Age of Apocalypse”, was released in 1995 through 1996 and quickly became a fan favorite. It was more than a “What If?” story and cast many of our beloved heroes and villains in different lights. What is interesting here is if Fox and Marvel go with the “Age of Apocalypse” story, many of the characters from the X-Men movie universe who died could return.

What do you think Maniacs? Who should play Apocalypse in the next X-Men film? Can the normal movie masses handle another X-Men time travel movie? 


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