Simon Kinberg talks X-Men: Apocalypse

Simon Kinberg has provided an update on X-Men: Apocalypse , clarifying a couple of timeline issues and explaining where exactly the franchise goes next.

“The thrust of Apocalypse is really to complete the trilogy we began with First Class – to complete the stories of young Raven, young Hank, younger Charles and Erik, and complete this trilogy of four people who began the films sort of disparate and in different worlds.”

“So that’ll be the thrust. There will be familiar characters and new characters that we haven’t seen…ever…but it’ll be the completion of what we began in First Class .”

And just to clarify the ending of Days Of Future Past , Kinberg reasserts that the continuity of the X-Men films has now been irrevocably changed…

“We changed the timeline for everything that came after DOFP ,” says Kinberg. “So X-Men 1 , 2 and 3 , even The Wolverine … Jean [ Grey ] was not killed in Last Stand , nor was Scott, and a whole lot of other things rippled.”

Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse will open in the UK on 19 May 2016.

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