Movie News: X-MEN: APOCALYPSE to Take Place in 1983

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 16 June 2014

Movie News

In the wake of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, we’ve been hearing various stories as to just when X-MEN: APOCALYPSE will be set. The general consensus is that the film will follow the younger cast comprised of the likes of Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence, although there’s also rumours of some of the older cast appearing. Now comes some apparent confirmation on the film’s timeline.

Speaking on The Q&A Podcast, writer Simon Kinberg confirmed, “Next movie takes place in 1983.” That means that the film will take place 10 years after DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

In terms of characters, the younger cast members are said to be the focus of the film once again, although there will be some additions. Channing Tatum will be appearing as Gambit, whilst there’s current speculation that we’ll be seeing younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm and Nightcrawler.

To be directed by Bryan Singer, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is currently set for a 27th May, 2016 release.

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