Bryan Singer officially has the Internet genre community figured out. How best to promote 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past? Why, talk about 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, of course.
Although he’d like to, Singer doesn’t yet know whether he’ll direct the next installment, telling Entertainment Weekly exclusively, “I’m co-writing the story and I’m producing it. 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.”
But since he’s writing and producing for sure he does have a general idea of the themes of the film. In addition to featuring Apocalypse as the main villain, “It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that,” Singers revealed to EW. “It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.” It all makes sense since Apocalypse is basically the first mutant in X-Men lore.”
Finally, Singer says he’s still not sure whether this summer’s Days of Future Past will tease 2016’s Apocalypse, which after last summer’s 'Days' tease in The Wolverine, is now a staple of Marvel movies from any studio.
“I’m still deciding that,” he explained. “Something that happens in this movie causes what’s going to happen in that movie.”