Bryan Singer says X-Men: Apocalypse will cover mutant origins

Bryan Singer has been discussing X-Men: Apocalypse in a fascinating new interview in which he divulges several nuggets of info about the planned sequel to X-Men: Days Of Future Past .

“I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it,” says Singer. “I’m negotiating to direct. We’re in the process. We’re trying to figure it out, schedules… My desire would be to direct it.”

As for how the film will fit into the existing X-Men saga, Singer says that it will be set up by Days Of Future Past , which may or may not contain an overt tease for the follow-up…

“I’m still deciding,” says Singer when asked about a potential Apocalypse sting in the forthcoming film. “Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie.”

“It will also address historical mutantcy,” he continues, “meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.”

We can’t wait. In the meantime, there’s Days Of Future Past to savour first, with that film set to open in the UK on 22 May 2014.

In other X-news, actor Evan Jonigkeit confirmed to MTV (opens in new tab) that he’ll be playing Toad in Days Of Future Past. The character was previously played by Ray Park in the first installment of the franchise, and suffered the indignity of being on the receiving end of one of the most excruciatingly delivered lines of dialogue in superhero movie history (the one about being struck by lightning).

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