In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer offered up some hints about the recently announced X-Men: Apocalypse movie.
When Apocalypse was announced, Singer was confirmed to be writing along with Simon Kinberg (Days of Future Past and 20th Century Fox’s new go-to writer for all things superhero), Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty (who both wrote X2). Singer is also producing the new X-Men film, and has already begun working on it while putting the finishing touches to Days of Future Past.
However, Singer is also keen to direct Apocalypse, and he told EW:
“I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it. I’m negotiating to direct. We’re in the process. We’re trying to figure it out, schedules. My desire would be to direct it.”
Singer was able to offer a clue as to what Apocalypse will be about, stating that the film will focus on the same characters from Matthew Vaughn’s superb X-Men: First Class. In other words, Singer wants to continue with the earlier story of the characters, and this time with Apocalypse, it sounds like he wants to explore the origins of the characters:
“It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.”
Interesting, but will Singer be teasing fans with Days of Future Past on what’s to come in Apocalypse? Singer hasn’t worked that out yet, but he does explain that something will happen in DOFT which will lead on to Apocalypse, so there just might be a tease in the film somewhere:
“I’m still deciding [whether Days of Future Past will feature an Apocalypse tease]. Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie.”
In further X-Men related news, Toad is set to make an appearance in Days of Future Past, but as a much younger version. It is likely that the mutant will be appearing while Magneto is building his army, and is set to have a brief, but interesting appearance.
At the season three premiere of girls, actor Evan Jonigkeit said he’s playing the mutant, and “it’s a generation story of how he came to be. It’s really cool.” However, the character will look significantly different than Ray Park in the original movie, according to Jonigkeit. “It’s darker,” Jonigkeit tells MTV. “I would say it’s a darker tone.”