While “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is still months away, attention over the weekend remained firmly on the next film in the franchise after that – “X-Men: Apocalypse” which opens in 2016.
Following on from the announcementof the project on Friday, and yesterday’s spoiler-filled reveal of the mid-credits stinger during ‘Future Past’ that sets up the next film, this morning sees two further bits of information come to light.
First up Vulture has confirmed that Singer will be returning as director on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” his first back-to-back “X-Men” directing gigs since the first two films over a decade ago.
The other big question though is who will be involved? The younger actors introduced in “X-Men: First Class” (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, etc.) are contracted for three films and are locked in to return.
The older cast members (Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, etc.) however aren’t so certain, and the outlet says that because the film is a direct sequel to ‘Days’ it will focus strictly on the younger cast.
Source: Dark Horizons