New X-Men movie coming in 2016-A A +A
Friday, December 6, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The X-Men franchise will get another boost in 2016 with the release of "X-Men: Apocalypse."
Director and producer Bryan Singer hinted at the next installment via Twitter on Thursday when he wrote, "#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!"
Fox confirmed the film will open in wide release on May 27, 2016.
Apocalypse is a major villain from the "X-Men" comics who appeared in the 1980s.
Singer has worked on all the Marvel mutant-focused films since the first X-Men was released in 2000. He is also directing the next movie in the franchise, "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
The movie is scheduled for a May 23, 2014 release. It will star Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Paquin, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Shawn Ashmore and Nicholas Hoult. (AP)