X-Men Fans Will Be Thrilled To Find Out What's In Store For Them In 2016

Director Brian Singer has announced that "X-Men Apocalypse" will be in cinemas in 2016!

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Underwhelming Nightcrawler aside, Angel's 'X-Men: Apocalypse' metallic get-up is SO. COOL.

The first look at teenage Nightcrawler, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, was released earlier today on the official X-Men Movies page

Director Bryan Singer had previously unveiled the concept art for Ben Hardy's Angel, with some pretty cool upgrades to his suit and wings

Rounding up the cast are Sophie Turner (playing young Jean Grey), Alexandra Shipp (Ororo Munroe/Storm), Tye Sheridan (Scott Summers/Cyclops), Olivia Munn (Betsy Braddock/Psylocke), and Lana Condor (Jubilation Lee/Jubilee)

From left: Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Munn, and Lana Condor.

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Also, check out these awesome scans from Empire Magazine's exclusive first look at the X-Jet, Cerebro, and what looks like a throwback to supervillain En Sabah Nur's origins in Ancient Egypt

25 NOV 2014: "Star Wars VII" Star Oscar Isaac Takes On Titular Supervillain In "X-Men: Apocalypse"

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Isaac - known for his roles in Inside Llewyn Davis and A Most Violent Year - will be bringing his considerable acting chops to the role, a supremely powerful, ancient mutant who awakens in the 1980s to cause trouble for the likes of James McAvoy’s Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender’s Magneto and Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique.


[SPOILER ALERT] Apocalypse A.K.A. En Sabah Nur ("The First Mutant") Made An Appearance At The End Of "X-Men: Days Of Future Past"

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Apocalypse's mutant abilities include being able to alter molecular make-up and control technology with his mind. The character was shown using telekinesis to build pyramids as four horsemen, assumed to be the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, keep watch nearby.

Director Bryan Singer Has Hinted That "X-Men: Apocalypse" - Which Will Begin Production Early Next Year - Will Be The Franchise's Most Destructive Film To Date

“‘Apocalypse’ will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon,” Singer said. “There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”


Taking Place In The 80s, The Movie Might Also Feature Younger Versions Of Well-Known Characters Such As Jean Grey And Scott "Cyclops" Summers To Tie Together The Themes Throughout The Series

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“That’ll be fun to show the audience,” he told the mag. “I call these movies in-between-quels. It’s a mind-f**k sometimes in terms of where things fall in the timeline.”

“It all stems back to when I did [the first] X-Men,” he said. “You always want to know where a character’s going to go, what their future’s going be like. You can always sequelise. … As a director, you always need a backstory to give your actors. It may not be the right backstory, but it’s one you can give the actor to help them understand their character. These prequels are really exciting for me because they give me a chance to explore ideas I came up with more than a decade ago.”


6 DEC 2013: It's Official! There Will Be A New "X-Men: Apocalypse" That Will Be Out On May 27, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse comic book.

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A new X-Men movie called "X-Men: Apocalypse" will be coming in 2016. The director is currently working on the highly anticipated "X-Men: Days of Future Past", which will pair mutants from both the original X-Men series and the prequel "X-Men: First Class" in the same film.


The precise date being reported is May 27, 2016, about two years after the upcoming release X-Men: Days of Future Past.


Director Bryan Singer Took To Twitter To Make The Announcement

Director Bryan Singer took to Twitter to announce new film "X-Men: Apocalypse" set to release in 2016.

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The Film Will Pick Up From Where 'Days Of Future Past' Left Off With More Time Travel In The Storyline

The villain Apocalypse.

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It sounds like the film will follow the Age of Apocalypse storyline from the 1990s in which more time travel creates an alternate timeline and an immortal villain named Apocalypse reigns havoc on the X-Men.


Apocalypse is an ancient mutant who appears in the Marvel comics. In 2008, the character was ranked #3 at Marvel.com on the site’s list of Top 10 X-Men villains, and the following year, IGN ranked Apocalypse as the 24th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.


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