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New X-Men Movie Announced

X-Men director Bryan Singer just made a huge announcement on Twitter. What are you waiting for? Come see what it is.

Fox clearly has big plans for the massive roster of X-Men. Not only are they diving into Days of Future past next year, but we also know they're working on an X-Force movie, too. Even though they're still building the hype for X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer took to twitter and said something that makes the future very exciting. Apparently Iceman actor Shawn Ashmore heard the news like the rest of us, too.

According to Collider, the movie is scheduled to open May 27, 2016. Could it be inspired by Age of Apocalypse or will it have stronger connections to another story revolving around the first mutant? Have some fun speculating below, Viners!

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, 2014.

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Edited by Bobsjonjon

Yawn...these Xmen movies suck! Wolverine 6'4 come on now! Terrible acting and Jean Grey should only be with Cyclops. Horrible I tell u!

Posted by flazam

YES!!!!!

Posted by JROCK72

I just hope for Cyclops, Jean Grey, Emma Frost, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Polaris, Banshee, and Cable either return, get recasted, or make their appearance.

Posted by DaltonMunnal

Yawn...these Xmen movies suck! Wolverine 6'4 come on now! Terrible acting and Jean Grey should only be with Cyclops. Horrible I tell u!

Firstly, this will be the 8th film of the franchise over a 16 year period, under numerous directors and writers. How do you even try to just lump them together like they're all the same quality of film? Furthermore, I have some gripes with certain films of the franchise, but if Wolverine being too tall is a serious problem for you, why do you even bother trying to enjoy entertainment? If you're so picky that the height of a character makes the slightest difference to your enjoyment of a story, why bother trying? It's not like being short is a fundamental character trait that affects his actions.

Edited by TazzMission

id like to see domino and psylocke done

emilia clarke for domino

lena headey as psylocke ( shes in game of thrones jofferies mom)

Posted by Mr_Athrilla

The only reason the X-men got high critical acclaim was because at the of it's release, there was nothing to compare it too. X-men 1 and 2 would get destroyed at the Box office if it went up against Avengers. Bryan Singer doesn't know how to write action, and the first movie was full of plot made no sense. In X-men 1 we never got an explanation on how Magneto knew who Rogue was, How he tracked her down, How he knew what her powers were, and how he knew when her powers would manifest, and how he built that machine years before Rogue knew she was ever a mutant. Magneto's plan of turning the humans into mutants was also dumb, because he was under the impression that they would follow his lead rather than just straight up kill him.

The first 2 X-men movies didn't have any X-men in them. All I saw Wolverine stealing the spotlight from other team-mates. We never saw Cyclops's bad-ass leadership skills, Iceman wise-cracking jokes, and instead of Rogues usual in-your-face attitude, she was portrayed as a weak and useless character.Plus the movies rely way to much on Proff X being drugged or knocked out. As someone who reads the comics, i should be able tell who someone like is Iceman is by what he says first, and not by his powers

-Wolverine's "love" for Jean was just poorly written and rushed, especially when you consider that the first 2 X-men movies collectively span 5-7 days tops. As much the movies favor Logan, they ignore one of his greatest characteristics, The strong bonds he forms with his friends and enemies.

They were bad adaptations(exuding first class, and Wolverine 2.) that I will instantly forgive is they cast Keith David as Apocalypse, and have him doing nothing but uttering death threats for 3 hours straight.

Edited by Omnicrono

@captain13 said:

This sounds great! i thought apocolypse would be in x-force, but this works. Just shift the focus back to the team instead of the mentors. We wanna see Cyclops, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Wolverine as a unit. I just miss that from the comics.

This for sure. And don't forget Gambit. :)

Posted by Captain13

@tazzmission: Psylocke should be an Asian assassin-type. She was boring before her body transfer.

Posted by Tyrus

What I'm wondering is which X-Men are going to even be in the film to go up against Apocalypse? Wolverine, Iceman, Colossus, Storm, Kitty... Then hopefully they will keep the new characters from Days of Future Past - Bishop, Warpath, Sunspot, Blink... And this morning it was leaked that the First Class actors would be back as well...

Thor and Hulk would whoop Apocalypse's ass :P

Posted by AmazingWebHead

When you think about it, DoFP and AoA are really similar.

Posted by Captain13

X-Force?

Posted by lagoonman

Apocalypse Yeah!!!

Posted by bigfoot09

@tyrus: Was xcited for this.. still am but kinda bummed after jst reading tht apocalypse is going to be in the past with the young pro x and magneto....?? Am I the only one who thnks thts dumb? Why would they put a badass powerful mutant to face off against pro x and mystique and beast and them?!?!? Am I the only one whose seeing the lack of power on tht line up of mutants??? They seriously wouldnt stand a chance against apocalypse! to me it would make since to after they change certain events in DOFP to make jean and cyc cme back in the future and when wolverine travels back n future and finds nothns change and cuz apocalypse is there now and have tht line up of characters tke on apocalypse... cuz lets b honest... its more believable tht cyclops, storm, jean, wolverine (hate to say tht name), pro x, magneto, iceman, collosus and rogue (if the changing events in dofp makes her character the right way)... it makes alot more since for those characters to go up against a mutant as powerful as him.... cuz the ones I jst named, lets face it... there alot more powerful and can do a hell of alot more damage to him than wat the past line up characters could do! They dnt even have any power houses on their team! But the original trilogy characters have multiple! Cyclops, storm, jean, iceman, magneto...... tht jst makes tho most since to me to bring back the original cast and have an "x-men 4" with the characters tht mostly everybody loves and wants to see.... not to mention seen and portrayed right?? Am I the only one who thnks this???

Posted by Farkam

In before Apocalypse is handled as poorly as Darkseid on Smallville was.

Posted by d0npierre

Age of Apocalypse woud be really epic. It could contain 3 episodes of pure comic mayhem. Awesome !!

Posted by 0_Apocalypse_0

I hope they don't mess Apocalypse up by making a shitty movie like The Wolverine.

Wish they bring David Haller in it.

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Posted by Knightfall225

Bring back gambit and nightcrawler

Edited by dcguy

Let's face it, old two X movies not aged well, why we like it, because they were better movies compared the other bad films but things have changed we saw superior movies like Batman Begins, TDK , Ironman and Avengers . Third movie was horrible and it killed serie , one thing I don't understand why fox still stick with this contunity , even first class has many contunity problems after X3 ,why Fox still fallows X3 contunity , it's a movie should forgetten already. Why they are not make a reboot? Comic book fans hates X3 and casual movie crowd already forget that, just start a fresh continutity.

I definitely won't watch DOFP because none of my favorite X-men exist in this movie. Cyclops, Emma, Magic, Pyclocke, Nightcrawler, Gambit and Angel not in this movie and rouge will be that boring girl again and probably Collosous and Kitty will be not in important role. It looks just a Wolverin movie and some X-men makes cameo.

Speaking of Wolverine a little advice for Marvel and Fox, please stop overusing Wolverine! This really started bugging peoples. The Wolverine is an okey film , not great not bad (at least better than origins) . I like the movie but I think Jean Grey scenes really forced . They don't have chemistry (in comics too please let her die) and stop making that is a important thing .

Edited by phisigmatau

When you think about it, DoFP and AoA are really similar.

lol so true

Posted by KingStandup

Awesome…the Original Mutant! Apocalypse is one of my favorite comic book characters ever. I'm beyond excited for this!

Edited by Emequious_Swerve

@mr_athrilla said:

The only reason the X-men got high critical acclaim was because at the of it's release, there was nothing to compare it too. X-men 1 and 2 would get destroyed at the Box office if it went up against Avengers. Bryan Singer doesn't know how to write action, and the first movie was full of plot made no sense. In X-men 1 we never got an explanation on how Magneto knew who Rogue was, How he tracked her down, How he knew what her powers were, and how he knew when her powers would manifest, and how he built that machine years before Rogue knew she was ever a mutant. Magneto's plan of turning the humans into mutants was also dumb, because he was under the impression that they would follow his lead rather than just straight up kill him.

The first 2 X-men movies didn't have any X-men in them. All I saw Wolverine stealing the spotlight from other team-mates. We never saw Cyclops's bad-ass leadership skills, Iceman wise-cracking jokes, and instead of Rogues usual in-your-face attitude, she was portrayed as a weak and useless character.Plus the movies rely way to much on Proff X being drugged or knocked out. As someone who reads the comics, i should be able tell who someone like is Iceman is by what he says first, and not by his powers

-Wolverine's "love" for Jean was just poorly written and rushed, especially when you consider that the first 2 X-men movies collectively span 5-7 days tops. As much the movies favor Logan, they ignore one of his greatest characteristics, The strong bonds he forms with his friends and enemies.

They were bad adaptations(exuding first class, and Wolverine 2.) that I will instantly forgive is they cast Keith David as Apocalypse, and have him doing nothing but uttering death threats for 3 hours straight.

There was never any indication that Magneto built his machine that long ago. Also, we have no idea how long Rogue, was uh, Rogue so, you can't really determine how long it took him to build the machine. Also, Magetos machine never involved Rogue, however, the strain would have killed him, so once he found out there was a mutant he could transfer his power to, he made the choice to use her instead of sacrificing himself.

Mystique was posing as Henry Gyrich for "quite some time" She had access to files on dozens of mutants as Senator Kelly reveals in the beginning of the film. Its not much of a leap of imagination to say that this is how they found Rogue

He never said his plan was to "rule them" after turning them into mutants. He just wanted to quell the anti mutant sentiment by having everyone a mutant.

Movies are obviously going to have differences from the comics. Hollywood is a business, not just a foundation to make live action comic books. Hugh Jackman is a huge star and his career blew up after the first X-Men film and Wolvie is and always has been the most popular X-Man. Its pretty blatant why he is the central character and overshadows the other X-Men.

Yeah, yeah, Rogue was useless and weak, so what?? Ras Al Ghul is a caucasian ninja, Black Widow doesn't have a Russian accent, Iron Man is more like Robert Downey Jr than he is like the actual comic book Tony Stark, Thor is an alien. You just have to accept changes in these films and enjoy them

Posted by poisonfleur

This is going to be awesome!! I can't wait! :D

Edited by Darkseid_Prime

"X-Men: Apocalypse" ...calm down children... If Bryan Singer and Lauren Shuler Donner have taught us anything it's that they haven't actually read any comics and this is probably (if at all) going to introduce a version of Apocalypse as a child or time travel to see him as the first mutant or something stupid. If DOFP is sweet and leads me to believe it's going to tie to an actual Age of Apocalypse, then sweet! But if DOFP ends up being another typical Bryan Singer "hey guys let's talk for 80%, make 15% secretly about gay rights, and 5% action" like his other X-Men movies then No Dice.

Posted by Vaeternus

Definitely don't think Fox Marvel has caught up with WB DC movies or the mainstream Marvel......this is interesting though.

Posted by Emequious_Swerve

"X-Men: Apocalypse" ...calm down children... If Bryan Singer and Lauren Shuler Donner have taught us anything it's that they haven't actually read any comics and this is probably (if at all) going to introduce a version of Apocalypse as a child or time travel to see him as the first mutant or something stupid. If DOFP is sweet and leads me to believe it's going to tie to an actual Age of Apocalypse, then sweet! But if DOFP ends up being another typical Bryan Singer "hey guys let's talk for 80%, make 15% secretly about gay rights, and 5% action" like his other X-Men movies then No Dice.

No, there is now way they read the comics. Even down to the fact that Magneto has the same number tattooed on his forearm that he has in the comics must have been sheer coincidence.

Edited by AcomicFreak

Kinda excited.... Hopefully it turns out good!

Posted by TazzMission

@tazzmission: Psylocke should be an Asian assassin-type. She was boring before her body transfer.

how about celina jade?

she play's shado on arrow

Posted by Iron Fist Angel

Apocalypse? Yay!

Any involvement of Bryan Singer? Nay!

Posted by darthphoenix

kill wolverine. lol

Posted by fodigg

Yeah, they know what butters the X-Men franchise's bread: epic alternate reality cataclysms.

Posted by ThomasElliot

Hopefully DOFP pulls a JJ Abrams and 'resets' the X-Films Universe, giving a legit reason to re-cast every single character and hoping that means all new actors for whatever this Apocalypse project will be.... except for any 'carry-over' future characters that may cross over, like Cable and Bishop.

Edited by Darkseid_Prime

@emequious_swerve: Havok is older than Cyclops and doesn't state how they may be related. Jean killed Cyclops and The Professor, showed no signs of being pyrokinetic or a connection to The Phoenix Force. That's just a few things.. Since I'm crunched for time I'll leave this from his Wikipedia page:

"Singer was initially approached by 20th Century Fox to direct X-Men after directing The Usual Suspects, but not being a fan of comics and being unaware of the characters, Singer turned them down. However his friend, Tom DeSanto, a big fan of the comics and partner in his production company Bad Hat Harry Productions, eventually persuaded Singer to reconsider and, after reading the comics and becoming familiar with the characters, Singer signed on to direct. Rejecting all the scripts and storylines that were developed over a decade of failed production attempts, Singer developed the story for the film with DeSanto in a week and then worked on the script with writers Ed Solomon, Christopher McQuarrie, Joss Whedon, and finally David Hayter."

Posted by TazzMission

X-Men: Apocalypse Director and Cast Update

We’ve got more news on X-Men: Apocalypse, the superhero sequel that Bryan Singer Tweeted about last week.

The director suggested that the film would hit in 2016, and we’ve since learned that it will arrive in cinemas on May 27 of that year.

Well Vulture has now confirmed that Singer will most definitely direct, and that the film will be a direct sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past.

But where that film is a time-travel story that focuses on the young X-Men from X-Men: First Class as well as their older counterparts from the earlier X-Men flicks, Apocalypse will just feature the young cast.

And if that sounds complicated, it basically boils down to James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender starring as Professor X and Magneto rather than Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/12/09/x-men-apocalypse-director-and-cast-update

Posted by Rabbitearsblog

Just give Colossus more screen time and I will be happy (although I wished that Nightcrawler and Gambit were in this film).

Posted by TazzMission

Just give Colossus more screen time and I will be happy (although I wished that Nightcrawler and Gambit were in this film).

apparently the reshoots does give us more colossus. i do agree about gambit though and nightcrawler

Posted by Rabbitearsblog

@rabbitearsblog said:

Just give Colossus more screen time and I will be happy (although I wished that Nightcrawler and Gambit were in this film).

apparently the reshoots does give us more colossus. i do agree about gambit though and nightcrawler

That's good to hear! I actually hope he has some kind of character arc in this film!

Edited by Magmaster12

Any chance Ellen Page showed up for reshoots as well?

Posted by Bezza

Anything where Magneto shines is cool with me!! Massive Mags fan!

Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher

If they want this to be good they need to really nail Days of Future Past and set the stage for this. That being said i'd love an Age of Apocalypse film.

Edited by bigfoot09

@nathaniel_christopher: even if the nail DOFP, x-men apocalypse is gna blow massive d!ck cuz there focusing on the first class characters... really how lame is tht? U cant have an apocalypse movie without jean or cyclops! With tht being said the old roster of characters would be a better fit and more of a threat to apocalypse than the 1st class characters. Really wats mystique gna do to apocalypse? Wats beast gna do and a wheel chair bound psychic? The only sme wat powerhouse is havok.. thts it.. other than tht there powerless and would have to get close to apocalypse to attack him. They wont even have magneto on their side cuz he's possessed by the damn guy (which is stupid). The older x-men tho have plenty of powerhouses to tke apocalypse on and give him more trouble than the 1st class could! They would have cyclops, jean, storm, iceman and now bishop.. them alone would b a force! Along with collosus, kitty, warpath, rogue (if dne right), pro x and wolverine! I mean thts jst a better pick of characters to go up against smeone as powerful as apocalypse to atleast put up a decent fight! Thts smethn the 1st class is missin! Plus I thoight jean and cyclops are essential to the apocalypse story arc?? Guess their jst gna ignore tht part, huh? I mean its not like they havnt ignored a crap tone of things in the movies b4, right? Wat ashame. Im still gna see the movie cuz im a fan of x-men buuuuuttt I wont b happy with it! DOFP looks good tho lol

Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher

@nathaniel_christopher: even if the nail DOFP, x-men apocalypse is gna blow massive d!ck cuz there focusing on the first class characters... really how lame is tht? U cant have an apocalypse movie without jean or cyclops! With tht being said the old roster of characters would be a better fit and more of a threat to apocalypse than the 1st class characters. Really wats mystique gna do to apocalypse? Wats beast gna do and a wheel chair bound psychic? The only sme wat powerhouse is havok.. thts it.. other than tht there powerless and would have to get close to apocalypse to attack him. They wont even have magneto on their side cuz he's possessed by the damn guy (which is stupid). The older x-men tho have plenty of powerhouses to tke apocalypse on and give him more trouble than the 1st class could! They would have cyclops, jean, storm, iceman and now bishop.. them alone would b a force! Along with collosus, kitty, warpath, rogue (if dne right), pro x and wolverine! I mean thts jst a better pick of characters to go up against smeone as powerful as apocalypse to atleast put up a decent fight! Thts smethn the 1st class is missin! Plus I thoight jean and cyclops are essential to the apocalypse story arc?? Guess their jst gna ignore tht part, huh? I mean its not like they havnt ignored a crap tone of things in the movies b4, right? Wat ashame. Im still gna see the movie cuz im a fan of x-men buuuuuttt I wont b happy with it! DOFP looks good tho lol

Considering the movie's not even out yet and we have no idea what's going to happen in it, I see no reason to believe anything you just said.

Edited by bigfoot09

@nathaniel_christopher: well if u dnt believe what I said then u must not believe wat the people who are involved with the movie said cuz everything I said was wats stated by them. Mags is possessed by apocolypse and its about the 1st class characters goin up against him. Sooooo.... As for them not being a good line up to face smeone as powerful as apocolypse is my opinion and the truth lol.. The older roster of x-men are jst the better pick cuz tht team actually has power houses like cyc, storm, jean ect... thts smethn 1st class is missin... seriously wats mystique or beast gna do to him? Im sry but the original trilogy characters are the better choice to go against him... it is wat it is, but thts jst my opinion... if u thnk mystique, beast, a guy in a wheel chair and havok is enoigh to tke on apocolype then more power to ya lol but thts jst gna mean tht apocolypse is weak if he gets beaten by people who dnt really even have power or high level super strength and has to get in close to hit him... but thts jst my opinion tho... I do hope its really good tho and they did say theres a chance they could b crossing characters from DOFP to the "apocolypse" my guess would b bishop cuz of obvious reasons and wolverine cuz... well.... they feel the need he has to b in each and everyone lol

Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher

@nathaniel_christopher: well if u dnt believe what I said then u must not believe wat the people who are involved with the movie said cuz everything I said was wats stated by them. Mags is possessed by apocolypse and its about the 1st class characters goin up against him. Sooooo.... As for them not being a good line up to face smeone as powerful as apocolypse is my opinion and the truth lol.. The older roster of x-men are jst the better pick cuz tht team actually has power houses like cyc, storm, jean ect... thts smethn 1st class is missin... seriously wats mystique or beast gna do to him? Im sry but the original trilogy characters are the better choice to go against him... it is wat it is, but thts jst my opinion... if u thnk mystique, beast, a guy in a wheel chair and havok is enoigh to tke on apocolype then more power to ya lol but thts jst gna mean tht apocolypse is weak if he gets beaten by people who dnt really even have power or high level super strength and has to get in close to hit him... but thts jst my opinion tho... I do hope its really good tho and they did say theres a chance they could b crossing characters from DOFP to the "apocolypse" my guess would b bishop cuz of obvious reasons and wolverine cuz... well.... they feel the need he has to b in each and everyone lol

In terms of the movie not being out yet, I was speaking of Days of Future Past. What happens in that movie will directly effect what happens in the next one, and that includes the team roster and their effectiveness against threats as a team. Considering it's an X movie, there's a good chance that more mutants will be added to the team in this movie, and the next movie. Wouldn't even say a chance, more like a guarantee. And considering that time travel's an essential part of the upcoming movie, i'd be fairly surprised if some of the old cast don't return. We literally just saw Charles return at the end of the last Wolverine movie. In terms of everything you said being stated by "them", i highly doubt that they said things like:

"you can't have an apocalypse movie without jean and cyclops"

Regardless, you've made your thoughts clear, I don't agree and think they're mostly premature.

Posted by bigfoot09

@nathaniel_christopher: Whoa hold on now... I didnt say they said tht about jean and cyclops lol... i said they said (which they did) tht the movie is gna be about the 1st class characters and mags is possessed by apocolypse and even tho it revolves around the 1st class characters there is a chance for the old characters to appear in the movie. And then after tht I clearly stated tht erythng else I said was "my opinion"... so no they didnt say "u cant have apoc without jean and cyc". But I do agree with u on the "mutants will b added part". But tell me smethn would ya? U said "considering that time travel's an essential part of the upcoming movie, i'd be fairly surprised if some of the old cast don't return". How do u thnk tht sme old cast would "return" to the past when none of them were born yet? I mean Singer made it very clear tht the only reason wolvy can is cuz he was alive and had a body to go to. Thts why they couldnt send kitty and replaced her role with him. So if they make sme old characters travel back in time to face apocolypse then they'll be seriously contradicting themselves and the fans will also prolly go in a fan frenzy saying "so kitty could go to the future after all but they jst wanted wolvy to go". U kno thts wat would happen lol... thts why I said if any future characters do return it will b wolverine and bishop. And as for pro x bein seen in the wolverine movie tht was already xplained in "the last stand" he transfered his conscience to his twin before he died. So I dnt get the part why u added professor in the mix of this lol and I also dnt thnk how u thnk my thoughts are "premature" I thnk it makes since lol... but thts jst me I guess haha

Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher

@nathaniel_christopher: Whoa hold on now... I didnt say they said tht about jean and cyclops lol... i said they said (which they did) tht the movie is gna be about the 1st class characters and mags is possessed by apocolypse and even tho it revolves around the 1st class characters there is a chance for the old characters to appear in the movie. And then after tht I clearly stated tht erythng else I said was "my opinion"... so no they didnt say "u cant have apoc without jean and cyc". But I do agree with u on the "mutants will b added part". But tell me smethn would ya? U said "considering that time travel's an essential part of the upcoming movie, i'd be fairly surprised if some of the old cast don't return". How do u thnk tht sme old cast would "return" to the past when none of them were born yet? I mean Singer made it very clear tht the only reason wolvy can is cuz he was alive and had a body to go to. Thts why they couldnt send kitty and replaced her role with him. So if they make sme old characters travel back in time to face apocolypse then they'll be seriously contradicting themselves and the fans will also prolly go in a fan frenzy saying "so kitty could go to the future after all but they jst wanted wolvy to go". U kno thts wat would happen lol... thts why I said if any future characters do return it will b wolverine and bishop. And as for pro x bein seen in the wolverine movie tht was already xplained in "the last stand" he transfered his conscience to his twin before he died. So I dnt get the part why u added professor in the mix of this lol and I also dnt thnk how u thnk my thoughts are "premature" I thnk it makes since lol... but thts jst me I guess haha

"everything I said was wats stated by them."

" even if the nail DOFP, x-men apocalypse is gna blow massive d!ck cuz there focusing on the first class characters... really how lame is tht? U cant have an apocalypse movie without jean or cyclops!"

There's no, my opinion, anywhere in there. Also, you shouldn't such broad statements.

When did I say I thought the old cast would be returning to the past?

I mentioned Prof X because his body was destroyed and everyone thought he was gone forever, cue the ending and he's revealed to still be alive. Same thing happened for Jean in fact after X2. Point being that they clearly don't have a problem reviving characters, so they could easily do it again.

You're making fairly general statements about how the apacolypse movie's going to suck, when barely anything's been revealed about it and the Days of Future Past movie isn't even out yet. I'd call that premature, as all it really is is judging movies you haven't seen.