Thursday, January 30, 2014

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Will Explore the Notion of Mutants in Ancient History

Even though X-Men Days of Future Past is still a few months away from releasing in theaters, on its May 23 release date, the hype machine is beginning to churn out some information about its sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse.

While talking with Empire Magazine, via SuperHero Hype, writer Simon Kinberg and director Bryan Singer spoke about their plan for the next installment of the X-Men franchise. More specifically, they spoke about the history of mutants and how X-Men: Apocalypse will explore the notion of mutants in the past.

"One thing that interests me is the notion of ancient mutants," Singer says. "What would people thousands of years ago, without the benefit of science, think mutants were? And more importantly, what would mutants thousands of years ago think they were? Gods? Titans? Angels? Demons? And if such mutants did exist thousands of years ago, what became of them? Did one survive?"

Then Kinberg chimed in.

"Age of Apocalypse was one of my favorite stores," Kinberg added. "We like the stakes of it, and it feels like a story that could impact a lot of our favorite characters in big, dramatic ways. We feel it's a very different story from Days of Future Past. For starters, it's a very different villain, and the characters will be in very different places emotionally."

For those who are not familiar with the comic book universe, Apocalypse is one of the most powerful mutants in history and his full power is still unknown. Born in ancient Egypt, Apocalypse (also known as En Sabah Nur) is very old and has been one of the X-Men's most popular villains since he was introduced in 1986 in X-Factor issue No. 5. To read more about Apocalypse, check out his page on by clicking right here.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set to release in theaters on May 27, 2016.