‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Is Coming in 2016

X-Men: Days of Futures Past, Bryan Singer, Patrick Stewart20th Century Fox

Among the legion of superhero films coming out in 2014, X-Men: Days of Future Past stands tall as the most exciting. With a budget far surpassing that of nearly every movie ever made, a story drawn from a highly celebrated and highly complex comic book arc, and a reunion of Bryan Singer and his rightful seat in the director’s chair for the mutant franchise, the movie has promise. So it’s hard not to be doubly excited for announcement of a follow-up feature to Days of Future Past. Six months before the film is set to release, Singer has taken to Twitter to announce his next project from the world of Charles Xavier and company: X-Men: Apocalypse.

A concise tweet on Thursday bequeathed the news unto the public. Singer announced that Apocalypse, potentially derived from the X-Men comics “Age of Apocalypse” storyline, will release in 2016.

Though there are no confirmed details about the storyline just yet, the presumed source material “Age of Apocalypse” involves (much like Days of Future Past will) time travel and alternate histories, with Xavier’s son Legion (yet to make an appearance in any of the X-Men movies) facing off with Magneto.

According to Box Office Mojo (via Cinemablend), the film’s official release is set for May 27, 2016.


Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.