First Synopsis of X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Hinted at in Casting Call Listing

Right now, 20th Century Fox is busy filming two Marvel super hero movies at the same time. In Vancouver, DEADPOOL is shooting and in Montreal X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is filming. Plus, Fox has FANTASTIC FOUR in post-production this release this summer.

Not much is known about X-MEN: APOCALYPSE except it will conclude what director Bryan Singer has been referring to as 'The First Class Trilogy' and this movie will follow the younger cast of X-Men mutants led by actors James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast). Fox has not released an official synopsis for the film, but a new casting call listing (via sheds some light on what the synopsis could be.

"It has all lead to this. All of the battles (both outside and within the group), action, relationships and time travel that the uncanny X-Men have endured have lead to this, their biggest story ever – X-Men: Apocalypse. Following the universe changing events of 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past comes this epic mutant adventure and with it a number of casting opportunities for performers of all ages. 

"X-Men: Apocalypse will follow the super powered mutants battling their most powerful foe yet, the devious and devastatingly dangerous Apocalypse. This legendary villain uses his incredible abilities to alter his physical form, access other mutant superpowers and telekinesis to recruit a cult-like group called the Four Horsemen to be his servants and do his bidding in an all out war against the X-Men."

The call list also lists the main cast involved with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE including Hugh Jackman and Wolverine and Channing Tatum as Gambit

"The cast of X-Men: Apocalypse will feature a who’s who of X-Men characters and some of Hollywood’s most talented performers playing them including Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) as Mystique, Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street) as Gambit, Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) as Magneto, Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland) as Charles Xavier, Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables) as Wolverine, 2-time Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne (Neighbors) as Moira MacTaggert, Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) as Beast, Olivia Munn (The Newsroom) as Psylocke, 3-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Nightcrawler, Alexandra Shipp (Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B) as Storm, Tye Sheridan (The Stanford Prison Experiment) as Cyclops and Golden Globe nominee Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens) as the villain Apocalypse."

This is the first time Jackman and Tatum have been associated with having any sort of role in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Neither Fox, Singer or writer/producer Simon Kinberg have confirmed if Jackman or Tatum will have a role in the film, as of the publishing of this post.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE releases on May 27, 2016.

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