With X-Men: Days Of Future Past still in cinemas worldwide, having already scooped up gigantic sacks of cash and critical adoration, and with the studio already releasing material its time to look forward with excited anticipation to the next instalment in the franchise - X-Men: Apocalypse. Director Bryan Singer, whose own role in the project at this point is that of producer - though Fox have reiterated their desire to see him direct - has let little slip about the plot machinations thus far. The scant crumb offered to fans concerns the vague source storyline from which hell adapt; the Age Of Apocalypse. If youre not familiar, its because this story unraveled through a cross-section of comics - without having one specific series title. It will revolve around the actions of Apocalypse, the first mutant, who was revealed in the DOFP post-credits, and that's pretty much all we know specifically in plot terms. The nature of the Apocalypse timelines are littered with time travelling characters darting about causing continuity head-scratchers, but Fox should be used to that now. From the tidbits thatve been announced, writer Simon Kinberg has committed to saying the prequel-sequel is touted to fill the gap between the past events of Days Of Future Past and the first X-Men movie, and will be set in 1983. Talk about mind the gap; this narrative space is ripe for exploration and fans are growing increasingly excited. With so many comic storylines to consider, all while juggling the pre-existing cinematic features, Singer and Kinberg have got a lot on their plates and a lot to live up to.
Gem is a freelance writer, musician and librarian.
Her hobbies include: recreating movie death scenes from LEGO, concocting new types of bird suet cakes, walking on fresh snow and playing the glockenspiel - all at the same time.