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Director Bryan Singer has announced through a short tweet that a new X-Men movie is coming out in 2016. The film will be titled X-Men: Apocalypse.
Singer took to Twitter to break the news to fans. The film will be produced by The 20th Century Fox, added Variety.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013
IGN notes that Apocalypse is a major villain in the X-Men comic book series.
Following Singer's tweet, Box Office Mojo, tweeted a more concrete release date for the film.
20th Century Fox announces 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' adds it to May 2016 schedule: http://t.co/v8IfPzhUCk
— Box Office Mojo (@boxofficemojo) December 5, 2013
Singer is the mastermind behind the upcoming, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The latest X-Men film is a highly anticipated sequel to both X-Men and X-Men: First Class. The upcoming comic book movie is the second most expensive film in history, coming in with a budget of around $225 million dollars.
X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ellen Page and Jennifer Lawrence.
The film is set to be released May 23, 2014.
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