"X-Men: Days of Future Past" has been getting rave reviews and now the focus has shifted to "X-Men: Apocalypse," which is currently on the release schedule for May 27, 2016.
Although director Bryan Singer and writer-producer Simon Kinberg have not released much information about the movie, viewers of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" got a glimpse into what the film would entail when the nearly immortal villain, Apocalypse, was shown building the pyramid with his mind.
"At some point in making the movie we talked about what the potential next film would be, and we all really gravitated towards Apocalypse," Kinberg told The Daily Beast. "We really wanted it to be more for the core fans than for the broad audience; to be something that was a genuine tease, and almost mysterious to mainstream audiences who don't know the comics well, so they're thinking, 'What's that?'"
"X-Men: Apocalypse" will be set in the 80s and Kinberg has described it as a disaster movie. While the movie will focus on Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) , Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Kinberg hinted to The Daily Beast that some of the original cast too will be involved in the movie.
"[Apocalypse] will focus primarily on the First Class cast, but it will certainly have some of the original cast involved too."
While Singer had earlier stated that he is keen to bring Gambit and potentially a young Nightcrawler for Apocalypse, viewers can bank on an appearance from Hugh Jackman's Wolverine as well, as he has made an appearance in every single X-Men movie.
Patrick Stewart is also a possible inclusion, besides the characters of Scott Summers, Jean Grey and Storm.
Interestingly, if the X-Men trilogy and First Class casts are to be brought together, then the next installment would also have some sort of time travel embedded in the plot, Cinema Blend pointed out.
Meanwhile, McAvoy is clearly excited about the upcoming project. "What I think is really epic about 'Apocalypse' — bearing in mind I have had no communication with [writer] Simon [Kinberg] about what he's thinking — is the fact that it seems to be going kind of biblical. It seems to be going back to the origins of the species," he told MTV.