Bryan Singer Is Directing 'X-Men: Apocalypse', and We Probably Know Who's Playing Apocalypse

December 9, 2013


Though this photo of Bryan Singer pretending to frame a helmet is now pushing a decade-and-a-half old, since it remains our best visual indicator that Singer is directing an X-Men movie, today we're going to wring a little more use out of it. Because that's happening again. According to Vulture, Singer will return to the series he started and do his fifth superhero movie with X-Men: Apocalypse, the recently-revealed planned follow-up to Days of Future Past. It's also said that Apocalypse will return to solely focusing on the younger, First Class team, as Fox has recently learned that paying for two Professor Xaviers adds up pretty quick, turning Days of Future Past into the studio's second most-expensive film ever.

apocalypse-lippy.jpgFirstShowing, meanwhile, claim that they know how Apocalypse will be introduced and who will play him. So if you want that spoiled for you, continue reading.

As we well know, Fox and everyone else wants to be all Marvel-style with their superhero franchises. No surprise then that, according to this report, X-Men: Days of Future Past follows Marvel's suit with an after-the-credits sequence teasing what's to come in the next film. In it, apparently Magneto finds himself in a desert diner when something massive crashes outside. He checks it out, and there he finds someone who would seem to be Apocalypse, "described as an 'alien form' who is 'towering, terrifying, with a twisted metal face and dark pits for eyes.'" But this fan-pleasing manifestation of the villain doesn't last long. After explaining "I am your future," he then fuses with Magneto, seemingly leaving Michael Fassbender to the role of central heavy again for the sequel. And so, it seems now we'll never get a promotional photo of Singer framing-up a set of metal lip guards.

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