More time travel: Writer Simon Kinberg reveals X-Men: Apocalypse will take place in 1983, 10 years after Days Of Future Past
Simon Kinberg has revealed X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in 1983.
The 40-year-old writer and producer of the superhero film series made the announcement during a podcast about the latest installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
That means there will be a 10 year gap between Apocalypse and the events of Days Of Future Past, which took place in 1973.
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Getting in character: Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), and Evan Peters (Quicksilver) in a scene from X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Revealed: Writer and producer Simon Kinberg, 40, recently revealed X-Men: Apocalypse will take place in 1983
Recent X-Men films have been rooted in the past, with X-Men: First Class taking place in the 1960s during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The news means that Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and James McAvoy's (Professor X) characters will be 20 years older than when they first appeared in X-Men: First Class, suggesting they will have to undergo an aging makeover for the next film.
It is so far unknown how Apocalypse himself will be introduced into the series, although it's been suggested that something earth-shattering will have to take place in the intervening 10 years in order to awaken the world's oldest mutant.
Fassbender and McAvoy are expected to be rejoined by Days Of Future Past co-stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast) and Evan Peters (Quicksilver).
It's also been confirmed that younger versions of characters Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm will appear, along with Gambit and possibly a younger Nightcrawler.
Channing Tatum may also join the cast as Gambit, though it has not been confirmed.
'I would do anything to be in those movies,' the 34-year-old actor recently told Screen Rant.
Check it out! Days Of Future Past hit theaters May 23 and his since surpassed $200 million, grossing the most domestically of any film this summer so far
'I mean, I love the Marvel world and what they’ve created as a real brand and they’ve sort of changed the face of the industry. I would be in anything they put up, especially Gambit,' he added.
X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for UK release on May 19, 2016 and a US release on May 27, 2016.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past came in sixth place at the box office this past weekend, earning $9.5 million.
It has already surpassed $200m in total box office take.
It has grossed the most domestically of any film this summer so far.
Flashback: A scene from X-Men: First Class, which took place in the 1960s during the Cuban Missile Crisis
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