Are the X-Men going to outer space?
Doing promotional rounds for “X-Men: Apocalypse,” filmmaker Bryan Singer is already talking about what might happen in the next film which will be set in the 1990s and could also incorporate the unexplored cosmic side of the mutant universe. Speaking with Fandango, he says:
“Another thing that’s been introduced in the comics is a big alien, interstellar tenant within the X-Men universe that hasn’t been explored. And to me, that might be kind of fun because I’m a huge Star Wars and Star Trek fan, and exploring the X-Men universe and being able to utilize that would be exciting, visually.”
One of the most iconic storylines that involves space is the Dark Phoenix saga, a story arc fans are hoping will get a better interpretation in the franchise. Singer confirms he’d like to tackle this – something he hinted at in the first two movies but wasn’t a part of when it was previously done (and badly) in “X-Men: The Last Stand”:
“Like Apocalypse – like some of the imagery and characters and stakes [in that movie] – it’s something we haven’t seen before. If I’m going to be involved in a significant way, it has to be something different. Visually different and aesthetically different.”
The fate of the franchise is currently uncertain as it seems the series is about to undergo a seachange with ‘Apocalypse’ serving as a closer to the six mains films thus far.