With ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ still months away, it’s crazy to think that director Bryan Singer is already hard at work on the follow-up ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’! At such an early stage, I’m sure the film maker hasn’t finalized details about the story, but it’s obvious he is enthusiastic about this franchise and is eager to keep it going.
If you follow Singer on Twitter, you know he uses it to keep fans posted on behind the scenes goodness related to his movies. Once again, he has used the social media network to reveal the preparation plans for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’:
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 19, 2013
Singer is collaborating with Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Mike Dougherthy. Kinberg is producing and writing the reboot of ‘The Fantastic Four’ for Fox, the same studio behind the ‘X-Men’ movies, and has stated that the two franchises will occupy the same universe, so it sounds like they are working on a way to tie the two together. He also co-wrote and produced ‘Days of Future Past’. Harris and Dougherty co-wrote the screenplay for ‘X2: X-Men United’, which was widely praised by fans as one of the best, if not THE best of the X-Men movies, so it’s natural for Singer to want their involvement.
The tweet reads “It’s snowing in Egypt,” obviously a reference to the obvious villain of the movie the ancient mutant En Sabah Nur, better known as Apocalypse. With time travel and even possible parallel realities in ‘Days of Future Past,’ could this possibly indicate that we may catch a glimpse of the popular villain in the ‘Days of Future Past’ universe? Well, at this point, no one knows and the writers and director are still putting the story together. That said, ‘Days of Future Past’ is one of the most popular X-Men stories in the comic book’s history, and ‘Age of Apocalypse’ was arguably THE X-Men story of the 90s. And who was a major character in that story?
Why Blink, who just happens to be making her movie debut in ‘Days’, portrayed by Fan Bingbing! This is just wishful thinking, by the way! But I mean, the possibility is there. Blink is known for teleportation and traveling between dimensions, after all.
But so far, all we know is that “It’s snowing in Egypt.”
Would you like to see the ‘Age of Apocalypse’ onscreen? Or do you think they should stick to the “main” dimension?
Source Cinema Blend