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“X-Men: Apocalypse” director Bryan Singer revealed the timeline for the anticipated Marvel movie. Singer recently explained to Empire Magazine that the movie will definitely take place after “X-Men: Days Of Future Past“, which serves as a “First Class sequel” instead of a spin-off from the “Days Of Future Past” story arc.

He says:

“What happens in this movie [X-Men: Days Of Future Past] brings about what’ll happen in that movie [X-Men: Apocalypse]”

“One thing that interests me is the notion of ancient mutants,”

“What would people thousands of years ago, without the benefit of science, think mutants were? And more importantly, what would mutants thousands of years ago think they were? Gods? Titans? Angels? Demons? And if such mutants did exist thousands of years ago, what became of them? Did one survive?”

"X-Men: Apocalypse" is set to be released on May 27, 2016

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is set to be released on May 27, 2016

He also addressed some of the rumors making the rounds. When asked if we can we expect Apocalypse to make an appearance in the “Days Of Future Past” credits sting, and if the villain will arrive on Earth to possess Magneto, he replied

“That’s not the case”,

“and neither will that particular thing be in the film. People were concerned we were making Apocalypse an alien. It’s odd. I don’t know where that came from.”

“Days of Future Past” is set to be released on May 23, 2014. “X-Men: Apocalypse” is scheduled to follow on May 27, 2016.