During an interview with Collider to discuss the upcoming release of The Martian, producer Simon Kinberg has been talking about Fox’s next Marvel offering X-Men: Apocalypse, describing it as the culmination of a trilogy featuring the younger X-Men: First Class cast.
“[X-Men: Apocalypse] delivers on the dramatic story and emotion of the last two movies. It feels like the culmination of the four main characters really — James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence. And it’s a bigger movie in both physical scale and I would say emotional stakes too because it is the culmination of this mini trilogy of stories.”
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, 2016 in the UK and May 27th, 2016 in the States. The cast includes X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) and Lucas Till (Havok) along with newcomers Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy (EastEnders) as Angel, Olivia Munn (Magic Mike) as Psylocke and newcomer Lana Condor as Jubilee.