Bryan Singer Says ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Will Be The ‘Birth Of The X-Men’; Likely Won’t Be His Last Film In The Franchise

While we saw the entire franchise re-vitalized with Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class and given a soft reboot in 2014 with the Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Days Of Future Past, it appears that X-Men: Apocalypse is going to be where things really kick off for the mutant team. 

The film will introduce us to younger incarnations of characters we’ve met before and according to director Bryan Singer, this will be the actual “birth” of the team that we’re familiar with. While speaking with Digital Spy, the director told the website the following about the incarnation of the X-Men that we will see in the upcoming film.

In First Class, they were kind of a mutant CIA tactical force team, and Days of Future Past was a time travel film that dealt with a specific incident. This, finally, is the movie about how the X-Men were born – not the school, but the X-Men themselves.

This is Bryan Singer’s fourth film in the directors chair in the X-Men franchise and it seems like he’s not ready to leave just yet.  While the director is very well aware that he could be “directing these movies till he’s dead”, he also revealed that he is very relucatant to let go.

I love these characters. I want to be the guy to pick young Storm, and Jean, and I want to be the guy to pick who Apocalypse is. And to take Magneto into this different place in his life, and to take Raven into this different place in her life. And I want to be the guy to take Xavier’s hair off! That’s me! I don’t want anyone else to do that.

While some fans aren’t exactly fond of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men films, I’ll stand firmly behind the statement that X2 and X-Men: Days Of Future Past are some of the best comic book movies to date. So, while I would be interested to see where another director might take the franchise, I’ll glady sit and see what Singer has planned for the future. Guess we’ll find out in a few months when X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters. Let us know what you think about Singer’s comments in the section below.

Source: Digital Spy

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