Bryan Singer Enlists His ‘X2′ Writers for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
Aside from the title, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ — which already conjures a whole slew of presumptions — little is known about the next installment of the ‘X-Men’ movie series following ‘Days of Future Past.’ But this could quickly change as Bryan Singer is hard at work on the script, and he’s recruited the writers from ‘X2′ to hammer down the story.
Announced on Singer’s Twitter, writers Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Mike Dougherty, the latter two having collaborated on the script for ‘X2,’ have joined the crew of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and are working on the script as we speak with Singer.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 19, 2013
This should prove a delight to many fans of the ‘X-Men’ films, as ‘X2′ is arguably the best of them (excluding, perhaps, the standalone Wolverine movies). However, aside from Kinberg — who’s worked on scripts for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four‘ reboot, and has producer credits on ‘Chappie,’ ‘Cinderella‘ and the ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ animated TV series — Harris and Dougherty haven’t had many credits. The two collaborated on the script for Singer’s ‘Superman Returns,’ and Dougherty wrote and directed ‘Trick ‘r Treat,’ aside from a couple minor projects.
As for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ not much is known about the coming story due to the fact that it’s under construction, though it’s said to follow the cast established in ‘X-Men: First Class’ and will reportedly be a direct sequel to ‘Days of Future Past.’ Singer’s added comment, “It’s snowing in Egypt,” seemingly refers to Apocalypse himself, as the comic book villain was born in ancient Egypt.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is set to hit theaters May 27, 2016.