X-Men: Apocalypse is an upcoming 2016 American superhero film based on the X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. It is intended to be the sequel to 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past and the ninth installment in the X-Men film series. Directed by Bryan Singer, with a screenplay by Simon Kinberg from a story conceived by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, the film features an ensemble cast starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn and Lucas Till. In X-Men: Apocalypse, ancient mutant Apocalypse awakens and plans to take over the world.
The film was announced by Singer in December 2013 with Kinberg, Dougherty, and Harris attached to develop the story. Casting began in October 2014 while principal photography commenced in April 2015 in Montreal, Canada, and ended in August of the same year. X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016, in North America in 3D and 2D.
Since ancient times, the first and most powerful mutant, Apocalypse—immortal and invincible—has been worshipped as a god. But when Apocalypse awakens from hibernation of thousands of years and decides to end humanity and to take over the world, Raven and Charles Xavier lead a team of young X-Men to face Apocalypse and defeat him.
In December 2013, Bryan Singer announced X-Men: Apocalypse on the social networking service Twitter for a May 27, 2016 release. In the same month, Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty were revealed by Singer to be attached to work on the story of the film. According to Singer, the film will focus on the origin of the mutants and will feature the younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm. Singer also said that he was considering Gambit and a younger version of Nightcrawler to appear. According to Kinberg, it will take place in 1983 and will complete a trilogy that began with 2011’s X-Men: First Class. In September 2014, 20th Century Fox officially announced that Singer would direct the film. Singer has called this film “kind of a conclusion of six X-Men films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters” and the “true birth of the X-Men”.
Release dates May 27, 2016 (United States)