Speaking with Total Film magazine, via Collider, Singer confirms the time period when X-Men: Apocalypse will take place in.
“We’re going to deal with the notion of ancient mutants – the fact they were born and existed thousands of years ago. But it’ll be a contemporary movie – well, it’ll take place in the ’80s… The ’80s is a period now – it’s hard for me to believe that!”
The director then touched on how X-Men: Apocalypse will be more of a mass destruction spectacle film than past X-films have been.
“Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that X-Men films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle… I don’t want to get too specific, but we’ll introduce familiar characters in a younger time. That’ll be fun to show the audience. I call these movies in-between-quels. It’s a mind-fuck sometimes in terms of where things fall in the timeline!”
X-Men: Apocalypse is also being written by X2: X-Men United writers Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty and has a release date set for May 27, 2016.Follow @DailySuperHero