If you are like me you are waiting everyday with baited breath for any morsel of information about the upcoming X-Men Days of Future Past. If you are not like me then you are wasting your life. Director Bryan Singer’s Twitter has been abuzz with images and tidbits about the film. The first picture of a sentinel, the announcement that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen would reprise their roles from the original trilogy and even the title of the film were first announced by Singer via Twitter.
So imagine the hysterics this tweet created when posted last week by the director:
The Tweet is rather cryptic unless you know anything about the X-men universe. In that world Apocalypse is an ancient mutant and one of the toughest villains in The X-men rogues gallery. Indestructible and godlike, Apocalypse has been the big baddie in plenty of X-Men storylines. The most famous being a temporary series of alternate reality releases called Age of Apocalypse in which Charles Xavier was murdered before forming The X-Men; leading to many different alliances and awesome new costumes.
It is unlikely that Age of Apocalypse would be used as the backstory for the follow-up to the yet unreleased Days of Future Past. It is just too much of a shake up following a time travel film. Not to worry though, Apocalypse could be the source of any number of fantastic plots, or they could try something crazy…like writing an entirely new story.
What do you think Singer’s Tweet means?