With ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘ completely changing the landscape of the X-Men cinematic universe it seems that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ has plans to shake things up as well. While this film is set to be the bookend of the trilogy started in ‘X-Men: First Class,’ the end of the trilogy actually seems as if it will be the start of so much more.
We already know that Hugh Jackman will soon be done reprising his role as Wolverine but what other changes might be on the horizon you ask? Well, Simon Kinberg was asked how the upcoming film would, at the very least, be tying in with ‘Deadpool‘ and ‘Gambit’ and the future X-Men team based films and here is what he had to say about it:
“Things that happen in one film are acknowledged by the other movies. The result of the aftermath of ‘Apocalypse’ is something that will impact the course of history in the world in much the same way that the end of ‘Days of Future Past’ did. From 1973 forward, the world knew about mutants. A mutant took a football stadium and dropped it on the White House. That’s not the history we were raised on. So, instead of ignoring it, all of the movies that come after that in the timeline acknowledge it and embrace it, and it becomes part of the complicated reality of ‘X-Men’ history on film.”
The first building blocks of a new timeline happened in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and I’m curious as to how the changes made in that movie will change things moving forward. The timeline in the comic universe where Apocalypse takes over the world has been put into place multiple times due to time travel and this seems like a great way to either bring back Bishop or finally introduce us to Cable. We already know that the film will be the last ensemble film that will star Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and it is unclear if either will be recast moving forward.
I suppose the real question now for Fox’s upcoming films is if ‘Fantastic Four‘ or it’s 2017 sequel will start to reference the mutant community as well for any eventual crossover possibilities.
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Source: Screen Rant