A report reveals new plot details for the upcoming sequel of the "X-Men: First Class" franchise, “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Read on for further details.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the sequel “X-Men: Apocalypse” will feature the romantic relationship between Jennifer Lawrence’s character Mystique and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto front and center. According from the source, Fox wants to take full advantage of Lawrence and Fassbender’s star power. Lawrence’s work with director David O. Russell and Fassbender’s role in "12 Years a Slave" has turned them both into Oscar contenders, with Lawrence having won one in 2012 for "Silver Lingings Playbook," becoming two of the most prominent actors currently working on the franchise.
Although not romantically linked in the graphic novels, the "X-Men" films have linked the characters romantically or at least sexually. “X-Men: First Class” even introduced a love triangle between Mystique, Magneto and Beast (Nicholas Hoult), which followed a romantic tension in “Days of Future Past.” While the timeline was altered by the events of "Days of Future Past," it still makes sense to have Magneto and Mystique’s relationship come into full bloom in "X-Men: Apocalypse."
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. The pic will focus on the origins of the mutants and will complete a trilogy that began with “X-Men: First Class.” The pic's main baddies is assumed to be Apocalypse or his four horsemen, which were featured in the post-credit scenes of “Days of Future Past.”
Heralded as “the first one,” En Sabah Nur or Apocalypse 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.
Filming will begin on April 2015 in Montreal where “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was also shot, with writer and helmer Bryan Singer returning to direct. “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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