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X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016

Never Expected This!

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

X-Men: Apocalypse arrives May 27, 2016
© Marvel Comics

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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Wiseguy 12/6/2013 7:40:00 AM

I think this is awesome news.

Plus it's a great way to recast some members that may have grown out of their characters or miscast from the beginning, like Storm for being miscast and Wolverine with Jackman getting a bit long in the tooth except for an Old Man Logan adaptation

wish 12/6/2013 7:49:15 AM

Wow, I  can't believe they are gonna try and tackle this!  Very exciting news!  I think this villain is probably one of the baddest and most entertaining villains of all time!  Casting........uh........how about the best team of CGI artists out there?  the voice could be anyone, the guy who did the cartoon voice was pretty awesome back in the mid-late 90's but really it could be anyone, they'll hire a big name just for the sake of it but by the time they have all the sound fx and detuning it'll be unrecongnizable anywayhugoweavingasmegatronremember?

Wiseguy 12/6/2013 7:57:14 AM

Can the normal movie masses handle another X-Men time travel movie? 

I'm guessing that DoFP will lead straight into this and of course the storyline itself will be simplified and not as convoluted as the comics.

Casting? I agree with wish on that one

gammenon 12/6/2013 8:04:12 AM

I think these studios aim at cleaning out bank accounts, like mine.

DarthBob 12/6/2013 8:27:01 AM

I am looking forward to seeing how the directors will handle these god-like super villains like Apocalypse, Darkseid and Thanos because Galactus was an epic failure.

violator14 12/6/2013 8:46:35 AM

 DarthBob- I liked how they portrayed all the super people in Thor 2. Alot of the characters in that movie are god-like status and was done very well i thought. But that's MARVEL studios... they actually know what they're doing. 

Apocalypse!!!! WOO!!! Straight gangsta!!! I know this is the longest shots of longest shots especially in our lifetime, but can you guys imagine if these trend of Xmen Movies were to lead to an "Age of Apocalypse"(one of the greatest comic book sagas ever) live-action movie trilogy??? Damn that would be awesome. 


shac2846 12/6/2013 8:54:06 AM

 I know a lot of folks myself included were down on fox and the x-men movies they have made but after first class I thought that was as step in a better direction and now it looks like there actually trying to get their act together. I hope for the best. I'm a huge x-men fan.

ElBaz13 12/6/2013 9:11:30 AM

Never really liked what Fox and Singer did to the X-men but they were what they were. My issue was he was trying to ground them too much to reality and not.

My guess was that it wasnt' cool to have tights and superheroes at the time. But times changed thanks to Marvel Studios for not holding back having Cap in his trademark suit, a gamma radiated monster, Norse gods and cosmic beings.

No doubt Singer has changed his tune and going more the comic book superhero style.

Good for him. Let's hope DoFP delivers.

So how does this involve the FF?


alienstatue 12/6/2013 10:23:21 AM


monkeyfoot 12/6/2013 11:02:33 AM

Apocalypse? Apokolips? Thanos?

Wait, which gray-faced superpowerful villain are we talking about here? Thjey all seem to be popping up. They oughta merge the Marvel, Fox, and DC movieverses together just to have these guys duke it out.

Either way its an excellent idea, especially after we have a time-travel/alternate reality possibility coming up.

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