While the cast for director Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse continues to take shape, the filmmaker has brought on composer John Ottman to work on the score. This will mark the composer and Bryan Singer's third collaboration on an X-Men movie, following 2003's X2: X-Men United and last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. John Ottman is also an accomplished film editor, taking on the dual role of composer/editor for X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it isn't known quite yet if he will serve as the editor on X-Men: Apocalypse.
X-Men: Apocalypse is the last installment of the trilogy that includes X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, with this new story set in the 1980s. The cast will include X-Men: Days of Future Past stars James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Ian McKellen (old Magneto) and Evan Peters (Quicksilver), along with X-Men: First Class star Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert). New cast members include Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse), Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler and Ben Hardy in an unspecified role.
Bryan Singer is directing from a script by Simon Kinberg, with production scheduled to begin this April in Montreal. John Ottman has served as composer on practically all of Bryan Singer's movies, including The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, Superman Returns, Valkyrie and Jack the Giant Slayer. The only Bryan Singer movie he didn't compose was the original X-Men, which was scored by Michael Kamen.