Back in December of last year, director Bryan Singer tweeted that X-Men: Apocalypse would be heading to theaters in 2016. At the time, that seemed like such a long way away, considering we had yet to see Days of Future Past and were still wondering if Singer’s return to the franchise would be a success. Well, we’ve now seen that DOFP is the best X-Men movie yet, Singer has given some hints as to what the film will be about, and 2016 no longer feels that far away. Today, the director made that release date feel a bit closer by providing a photo of the film’s treatment on his newly created Instagram account:
If you stuck around for the post-credits scene in Days of Future Past, this will look familiar to you: we got a glimpse of The Four Horsemen as Apocalypse created the pyramids in ancient Egypt. It makes sense that this movie would open with some sort of reference to how long Apocalypse has been hanging out on Earth. It’s nice to see that Singer is still working with his X2 writing team here, and it seems like that won’t be the only members of the team he’s reuniting with: recent comments from producer Simon Kinberg indicated that we’ll see the young cast of X-Men: First Class as well as some of the older mutants pop up as well.
Like Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, Singer is a big proponent of using social media to give fans small glimpses of his anticipated films. That’s a far cry from J.J. Abrams and the Disney/Lucasfilm Star Wars team, whose efforts to reach out to fans have seemed to be more like reactions to rumors or leaked photos than the team genuinely wanting to give fans a peek behind the curtain. Considering this is the first photo on Singer’s Instagram account, I’m guessing we’ll be seeing a lot more photos from the making of X-Men: Apocalypse as we approach May 27th, 2016.
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