Bryan Singer Closes Deal to Direct ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
Director Bryan Singer finally closed the deal to return as the helmer of the latest franchise, “X-Men: Apocalypse.” For more details on this story read on.
According to the Hollywood Reporter (THR), the helmer who has directed the first two X-Men movies will return to his work on the successful film franchise after being alleged in a sex abuse case, which surfaced ahead the premiere of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
20th Century Fox Production president Emma Watts told THR that she still wanted Singer to helm ‘Apocalypse’ despite the allegations. “Nothing would make me happier than if it all worked out. It’s always been the intention for him to do it.” says Watts in the THR article.
Singer is known for his work on the first two live-action adaptation of the ‘X-Men’ universe including “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Superman Returns. ” He also directed several other films such as “Apt Pupil,” “Valkyrie” and “Jack the Giant Slayer.”
Following the events of Future Past, ‘Apocalypse’ resets time travel the time where the upcoming pic will see the return of James McAvoy (Professor X) Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) along with the younger versions of the classic X-men characters.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” will begin shooting in April 2015 in Montreal, where “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was also shot, setting up on Mel’s Studio, where the previous film generated over $100 million for the local economy of Montreal. “X-Men: Apocalypse” will also feature the villain En Sabah Nur or Apocalypse and his four horsemen who were featured in the post-credit scenes of “Days of Future Past.”
Apocalypse, heralded as “the first one” is one of the very first mutants born in the age of ancient pharaohs in Egypt. He is both thousands of years old and a monstrous tyrant that has been a longtime foe of the X-Men. He believes that only the strongest, whether mutant or superhuman, should survive. He is the master of the Four Horsemen, of which has made several incarnations within the comic books consisting of mutants and nonmutants alike.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” will hit the big screens on May 27, 2016, occupying the same Memorial Day slot for “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” It will be facing off against Disney’s planned “Alice in Wonderland 2,” similarly how “Days of Future Past” squared off against Disney’s “Maleficent.” The upcoming film will be directed by Bryan Singer from a script penned by Mike Dougherty, Dan Harris and Simon Kinberg.
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