This summer Brian Singer returned to the “X-Men” franchise with the successful “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which united the characters from the first “X-Men” trilogy with their younger incarnations from “X-Men: First Class.” The post-credit scene shed light on where the franchise will go next as audiences took a quick look at the next central antagonist: En-Sabah-Nur, the first mutant or Apocalypse, who was accompanied by his four horseman. Now that the controversy around him has been reportedly resolved, Fox and Marvel has decided that Singer’s vision of the X-Men franchise is what they need for the direction of “X-Men: Apocalypse,” so they have just announced and confirmed his return to the director’s chair. This will be Singer’s fourth directorial venture with the “X-Men” franchise.
The film will be written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris and longtime X-Men scribe Simon Kinberg. Details regarding the plot are unconfirmed but what is speculated to happen is that the film will take place 10 years after the events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and follow the principle cast of “X-Men: First Class,” including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, with Evan Peters returning as Quicksilver and there is even speculation that Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine and Channing Tatum may finally have his turn as Remy LeBeau, a.k.a. Gambit, but this is still unconfirmed as well as who will portray the title character. “X-Men: Apocalypse” is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016.