“X-Men: Apocalypse” reportedly wraps up the events of all the previous "X-Men" films. Director Bryan Singer told Entertainment Weekly about the true nature of the film and called it a “true birth of the X-Men.”
“This is kind of a conclusion of six 'X-Men' films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters. This is how it happens,” he said. The new characters in the film include Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and younger versions of Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp).
Reportedly, the film is set in 1983 and will show Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Charles (James McAvoy) “taking sides,” as the villain Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) makes plans to destroy civilization. Isaac said Apocalypse considers himself to be a god on Earth and not a mutant, Cinema Blend reported. A mutant named Caliban is also set to appear.
Meanwhile, the film will also address the mutant's origins, as Singer previously told EW. “It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers,” he said.
The film is being shot in Montreal and also stars Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor and Olivia Munn. Singer is directing from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg. Singer, Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker are the producers. John Ottman has supplied the music and Newton Thomas Sigel is doing the cinematography.
The movie will open May 27, 2016. The previous chapter, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” reportedly made $748 million worldwide at the box office.