“Days of Future Past” scribe Simon Kinberg reveals how “Apocalypse” will alter X-Men’s shared universe, and how it connects with upcoming releases “Gambit” and “Deadpool.” Kinberg sat down with IGN to explain the connections:
“Things that happen in one film are acknowledged by the other movies,” Kinberg said.
“The result of the aftermath of ‘Apocalypse ‘ is something that will impact the course of history in the world in much the same way that the end of ‘Days of Future Past ‘ did .
From 1973 forward, the world knew about mutants.” “A mutant took a football stadium and dropped it on the White House.
That’s not the history we were raised on.
So, instead of ignoring it, all of the movies that come after that in the timeline acknowledge it and embrace it, and it becomes part of the complicated reality of ‘X-Men’ history on film.” In another interview with IGN , Oscar Isaac, who plays title villain Apocalypse, let slip a few details about his Four Horsemen: “Without giving anything away, the recruitment of the Four Horsemen is very cool,” Isaac said.
” It’s very interesting the way that he does that.
You know the idea of – the way that cult leaders do – they find people that are in need of something and try to fulfill that thing in them – as it relates to every one of the Horseman.” “X-Men: Apocalypse” features Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Professor X, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Ty Sheridan as Cyclops, Kodi-Smit McPhee as Nightcrawler, Lana Condor as Jubilee, Lucas Till as Havoc, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Ben Hardy as Angel, and Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse.
The movie is helmed by “Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer.
The movie arrives in theaters on May 27, 2016.