X-Men: Days of Future Past isn’t even a week old, yet people are already talking about the sequel. It wasn’t even in theaters yet and everyone and their mother were already anticipating the sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. It’s set to be released in 2016 and current X-Men actors as well as production team are already hinting about what’s to come.
During a screening, MTV News caught up with James McAvoy and this is what he had to say:
“What I think is really epic about the idea of ‘Apocalypse’ — bearing in mind I have had no communication with Simon [Kinberg] about what he’s thinking — is the fact that it seems to be going kind of biblical. It seems to be going back to the origins of the species”
Really now? I mean how epic would it be to see some of the first mutants. Mutants of the time before time. To see how they would react to humans and vice versa. How life would have been to have been a mutant. Pure Chills!
He wasn’t the only one to speak on the subject. I mean he says he has had no communication with Simon Kinberg, but during the same screening Kinberg added:
“…Days of Future Past is a time-travel movie, and with Apocalypse it’s a global disaster movie.” He goes on to also say, “Apocalypse has more scale than the other films have had, and it is an opportunity to introduce potentially some other younger versions of the established X-Men Characters.”
Now this was already rumored. I mean with the time altering effect of DOFP, we now see Jean, Scott, and Storm are still alive in the “present”. X-Men: Apocalypse will give us the opportunity to see them as their younger self. Apocalypse is said to take place in the 80s and will be mostly consisting of the X-Men: First Class cast. So basically like I said, Days of Future Past in essence was a reboot. We could now potentially see the origins of our favorite “established characters” with the addition of some new ones.
Gambit is already set to appear and have a larger role. I can’t wait to hear who else will be in it. Bishop to return? Cable to make a debut? This is why I was excited for Days of Future Past because it opens up ALL possibilities that the previous X-Men films didn’t and couldn’t allow.
Apocalypse will be grand in scale. Not just the mutant himself since he was the first mutant and is just beastly on his own, but the movie itself. The stakes will be higher. He wipes out mutants who he feels aren’t worthy. So it will not only be another fight for the species but on a much different level than we saw in Days of Future Past.