X-Men: Apocalypse was recently announced and producer Bryan Singer today revealed some of the details about the next X-Men instalment that bears the name of one of the X-Men’s most iconic foes.
Speaking about when the movie is set, and also hinting at a possible plot, he said:
“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!”
And just because sequels have to be bigger and badder than their predecessors, there will be more “mass destruction” than the previous two:
“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!”