"X-Men: Days of Future Past" won't come out until next year, but Bryan Singer has already booked a release date for its follow-up. "#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!" the director tweeted. "X-Men: Apocalypse" is confirmed to arrive in theaters nationwide on May 27, 2016.
Apocalypse is one of the earliest known mutant humans in "X-Men" comics. He has traveled the world for thousands of years, conquering North America and enslaving humanity. As his physical body wore out, he survived by projecting his consciousness into host bodies.
Before getting to meet "Apocalypse", fans will be taken to the past in the next "X-Men" film which is due May 23, 2014. Old frenemies Professor X and Magneto join forces to send Logan to the old days, hoping that the Wolverine could change the events of the past in attempt to prevent a disastrous future.
Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart reprise their roles as Magneto and Prof. X with Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy as their younger selves. Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Anna Paquin return for "Days of Future Past" as well.