Later this month, production will begin in Montreal on the highly-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse, which will be the last installment of the new trilogy that includes X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. We know the story is set in the 1980s, but very few plot details have been confirmed at this point. The movie, set for release on May 27, 2016, will also be bookended by two new movies that take place within the X-Men cinematic universe, Deadpool (February 12, 2016) and Gambit (October 7, 2016). Writer/producer Simon Kinberg revealed some new details about the upcoming installments.
"That has the same kind of integration. It's a smaller group. All of the films are aware of each other. I know what's happening in each story, of each of the movies and they certainly acknowledge each other. Things that happen in one film are acknowledged by the other movies. The result of the aftermath of Apocalypse is something that will impact the course of history in the world in much the same way that the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past did. From 1973 forward, the world knew about mutants. A mutant took a football stadium and dropped it on the White House. That's not the history we were raised on. So, instead of ignoring it, all of the movies that come after that in the timeline acknowledge it and embrace it, and it becomes part of the complicated reality of X-Men history on film. The films are all going to be informed by one another."
Hugh Jackman recently revealed that he is only playing Wolverine one more time, in what many assume is his Wolverine 3 movie with director James Mangold. When asked if fans will learn what happened with Wolverine and Mystique from X-Men: Days of Future Past, Simon Kinberg wouldn't say whether or not the character will appear in Apocalypse
"A lot of things will be answered in Apocalypse, but I will only say that I love Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine, that's all I will say."
What do you think about these new details? Are you ore excited for X-Men: Apocalypse now than you were before? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more on X-Men: Apocalypse as production gets under way in Montreal later this month.