Apart from being the longest “X-Men” movie ever according to Director Bryan Singer, “X-Men: Apocalypse” is set to become a glorious conclusion to 15 years of cinematic history.
The movie franchise began with the first film simply titled “X-Men” shown in 2001. With the May 27, 2016 showing of “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the third movie in the second trilogy beginning with “X-Men: First Class shown in 2011, the upcoming film will culminate the franchise on a very high note, details Moviepilot.
Based on latest reports, the relationship of Magneto, played by Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen in the last X-Men film, and Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters would be more pronounced in the upcoming X-Men movie.
There was some sort of a hint in “X-Men: Days of the Future Past” shown last year that Quicksilver is actually the son of Magneto and it was mentioned by Quicksilver when he said that metal can be manipulated because his mother used to know a guy who could do that.
According to speculations, Director Singer will use “X-Men: Apocalypse” to cement the paternal relationship between Magneto and Quicksilver as part of the current X-Men trilogy cannon.
This is consistent with reports that “X-Men: Apocalypse” will be Michael Fassbender’s final film outing in the franchise. On the other hand, Evan Peters as Quicksilver will be able to effectively take over from Magneto as perhaps the lead in the next future movie.
Based on the last film, Quicksilver was a good guy but since he has the blood of Magneto running on his veins, there is no telling if he will also turn south eventually.
New breed of mutants
There have been reports that “X-Men: Apocalypse” will also put closure on the four main character mutants in the franchise, namely Magneto, Professor X, Mystique, and the Beast.
It seems that those rumors have a good leg to stand on as the way the franchise is going, it looks like the likes of Gambit, Quicksilver, Deadpool, and Jubilee, among others will take over as the main mutants, but that is an entirely different story.
What is consistent among all of the X-Men movies is Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, who shall also have his third and final movie as the mutant character with blades coming out of his hands after the showing of “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
X-Men vs. Fantastic Four
Meanwhile, there is a report coming out lately that writer Simon Kinberg has disclosed that there could be another “X-Men” movie in 2018 where the mutants will be pitted against the “Fantastic Four,” details KpopStarz.
Kinberg said that it is not out of the realm of possibility considering that both films are owned by Marvel Studios, who likes nothing but to do a crossover in its ever-growing cinematic universe.
The writer added that the reboot of “Fantastic Four” was necessary so if they wanted to find a way to connect them to the “X-Men” movie, they really could because there has been a lot of precedent in the Marvel comics in the past.
Kinberg said that hypothetically, the notion of putting the “Fantastic Four” and “X-Men” characters together would really be intriguing and fun.
Filming for “X-Men: Apocalypse” is already through and there are reports already coming out that it is to be the longest among “X-Men” movies of the past, all five of them, seven if the two films on Wolverine are counted.
The confirmation actually came from Director Singer himself who spoke during the San Pedro Film Festival and told everyone that his latest and supposedly last “X-Men” adventure will be the longest one yet.
But the director said that the movie is long for a good number of reasons and the most important of them is the fact that “X-Men: Apocalypse” needs to effectively wrap up the entire series.