X-Men: Apocalypse is set to be the biggest film in the whole franchise so far, what with rebooting the original team and featuring Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac): The first mutant, set on destroying the world and all of it’s inhabitants. This will serve as a conclusion to the First Class trilogy, and it’s got everyone wondering what direction they’re going to go with the Children of the Atom next. Well, according to recent reports, they’re headed to the Nineties.
While speaking to coming soon, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg confirms that “The next one is set in the ’90s.”, without giving away any hints as to which X-Men film it will be. They seem to be following the themes they set with First Class, which was set in the ’60s. Following that, Days of Future Past was set in the ’70’s, and of course Apocalypse makes the jump to the ’80s. The most likely candidate seems to be New Mutants, although that will probably be considered a standalone X-Men film compared to the main storyline being told, so we’re not sure if that’s what Kinberg meant by “the next one”. Either way, an X-Men film is already scheduled for a 2018 release date, and whether that be from the main storyline or a spinoff (New Mutants, Deadpool), only time will tell.
X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled to release on May 27th, 2016.