A new “X-Men” movie is scheduled to come out in 2016 titled “X-Men: Apocalypse” giving the franchise another boost. It is to be the eighth X-men film.
Bryan Singer, director and producer of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, which is scheduled to be released on May 23, 2014, hinted on Twitter that the next installment in the superhero movie franchise based on the Marvel Comics will be released in 2016, but gave no details on the casts.
Fox has confirmed the new film will open Memorial Day weekend, on May 27, 2016.
The franchise kicked off in 2000 with the original X-Men film and is currently the 15th largest-grossing movie series in history, with over $2 billion in revenues worldwide.
Apocalypse is a major villain from “X-Men” comics, first appearing in the 1980s.
The character is an ancient mutant born with a variety of superhuman abilities who further augmented himself after merging with celestial technology.
Wikipedia describes the Apocalypse character as one who “has total control over the molecules of his body, enabling him to alter his form as it suits him, such as allowing his body to become extremely malleable and flexible or change its size, enhance his physical abilities, transform his limbs into weapons or wings and jets, regenerate from fatal injuries, adapt his body to apparently any disease or hostile environment, and give himself virtually any physical superhuman power”.