X2 screenwriters working on X-Men: Apocalypse with Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg

There might still be five months to go before Bryan Singer brings 20th Century Fox’s two X-Men timelines to the screen with X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he’s wasting little time jumping straight into the story for his next X-Men offering. The filmmaker has taken to Twitter to reveal that he’s working with Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class) and X2: X-Men United screenwriters Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty on the script for the 2016 sequel X-Men: Apocalypse, which is certainly good news for X-Men fans, seeing as X2 is widely regarded as one of the finest superhero movies ever made…

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27th 2016, while X-Men: Days of Future Past is due to arrive on May 23rd 2014 with a cast that includes X-Men veterans Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Lucas Till (Havok), Halle Berry (Storm), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) and Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) alongside franchise newcomers Evan Peters (American Horror Story) as Quicksilver, Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) as Warpath, Fan Binbing (Iron Man 3) as Blink, Adam Canto (The Following) as Sunspot, Omar Sy (The Intouchables) as Bishop, Josh Helman (Mad Max: Fury Road) as William Stryker, and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as Bolivar Trask.

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  • Mrteapot

    I never would dream as a xman fan that both these story arcs would be made. Hurrrrray!

  • zend

    No rebecca romijn? No pyro?

    • HolyFranchiseBatman!

      Not in the official cast list at least. I suppose they could cameo, a la Rebecca Romijn in First Class