After the massive success of Days Of Future Past, the next X-Men instalment, Apocalypse, is going to have a tough job upping the ante. Fortunately, a ceaseless deluge of rumours can help fans figure out how Apocalypse might just top what was widely regarded as the X-Men's best big screen outing yet. Out of this morass of speculation, a tiny handful of predictions and leaks provide tantalising clues as to how the third film in the 'First Class trilogy' will be the most gripping. For the evidence, fans can rely on director Bryan Singer, who has obligingly provided a couple of cryptic clues to what can be expected, including an Instagram snap of the first page of the script treatment and a piece of concept art. Based on these snippets alone, several convincing rumours have started circulating concerning the opening sequence and the nature of the titular villain. Singer is not alone in carefully leaking vital details, however - the cast and screenwriters are in on the act too. By sifting through the rumours and analysis based on these sources, it seems certain that the forthcoming adventures of Marvel's merry mutants cannot fail to make the last Sentinel-filled epic pale into insignificance.
Mike has lived in the UK, Japan and the USA. Currently, he is based in Iowa with his wife and 2 young children. After working for many years as a writer and editor for a large corporation, he is now a freelancer. He has been fortunate enough to contribute to many books on Doctor Who over the last 20 years and is now concentrating on original sci-fi & fantasy short stories, with recent sales including Flame Tree, Uffda, and The Martian Wave. Also, look for his contribution on Blake's 7 to "You and Who Else", a charity anthology to be released later this year.
You can find him on Tumblr at https://www.tumblr.com/blog/culttvmike