"X-Men: Apocalypse" Set For 2016?

By Garth Franklin Thursday December 5th 2013 05:00PM

Fox has stolen a bit of thunder from Sony today with just three words - X-Men, Apocalypse, 2016.

Those words were tweeted by filmmaker Bryan Singer who is currently deep in post-production on "X-Men: Days of Future Past" due for release next Summer.

Along with a third "Wolverine" and the "X-Force" film in development, there have been hints that Singer and scribe Simon Kinberg have been considering plans for a third film with the younger X-Men cast from "First Class". Fassbender, McAvoy, etc. are all signed for three films so, short of 'Days' getting a disastrous reception, a third film with the younger ones seems inevitable.

So how does he top 'Days'? By finally showcasing the most evil X-Men villain of them all - Apocalypse. In the comics the character is the first mutant on Earth, born five millennia ago and a creature that has lived in the shadows.

In an interesting twist, the popular "Age of Apocalypse" storyline dealt with an alternate timeline being created after a character went back in time and changed history - like Wolverine does in "X-Men: Days of Future Past".

Exhibitor Relations followed Singer's tweet up with a specific date for the film - May 27th 2016.