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"X-Men: Apocalypse" Explores The 1980s

By Garth Franklin Saturday March 15th 2014 01:52AM

Bryan Singer may have "X-Men: Days of Future Past" hitting this Summer, but he is also looking towards the franchise's next chapter "X-Men: Apocalypse".

Singer says it will continue the series' push towards the present day with the action again leaping ahead in time. "X-Men: First Class" gave us the early 1960s, 'Future Past' is partly in the early 1970s, and he confirms that 'Apocalypse' will be set in the 1980s.

He tells Heat Vision that 'Apocalypse' will "offer more of the mass destruction that X-Men films, to date, have not relied upon. There's definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle."

He says 'Apocalypse' is going to doing to deal with the notion of ancient mutants, and will "introduce familiar characters in a younger time."

Singer also adds that he hopes to continue the series beyond 'Apocalypse' as these prequels "give me a chance to explore ideas I came up with more than a decade ago."

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