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Last week director Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox dropped a bomb on the comic book movie world by suddenly announcing X-Men: Apocalypse will be coming to theaters in 2016. Shortly after the announcement, it was reported that the release date would be May 27, 2016. Then, over the weekend, it was reported X-Men: Apocalypse will be a direct sequel to next summer's X-Men Days of Future Past.

Now, the website Vulture is reporting that Singer will be the director of X-Men: Apocalypse and helm the next ensemble film for Fox. The site also states the ending of X-Men Days of Future Past will set up X-Men: Apocalypse and the 2016 ensemble sequel will feature the younger X-Men cast, starring actors Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.

Who would've thought that a sequel to a film that is still six months away from releasing (ie. Days of Future Past) would be an even bigger buzz in the film industry than the film that's not out yet? Stay tuned as more information about X-Men: Apocalypse is sure to continue hitting the rumor mill even before X-Men Days of Future Past is out on May 23. 2014.

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