While this came as a surprise to most everyone, confirming sequels to movies not even finished with production seems to be a new trend, especially with comic-based movies. Two more sequels for The Amazing Spider-Man were announced this past summer before the second film even finished production.
The comic X-Men: Apocalypse centers on a parallel timeline where Professor Xavier is killed before he could form the iconic mutant team, leading Magneto to take on that task, which makes for a very different X-Men group. Given the popularity of “what-if” storylines and alternate universes as well as the introduction of characters like Bishop and Blink, Singer seems to be taking the Abrams approach to this franchise as Abrams did with his reboot of Star Trek. The big questions now are these: will the fans like it? Will casual moviegoers like it? Will this move help bring fans of the movies into the world of the comics?
About Reporter Michelle Lawhorn:
Michelle, a.k.a. Stormraven, is what can only be described as an eclectic nerd. Her interests and expertise range from Doctor Who to Lord of the Rings, cosplay to comics, and Bollywood to opera to name just a few. When not raving about her “fandoms”, she can be found working on projects as an Associate Editor at Haven Publishing and adding to her ever-growing list of Things to Cosplay. She can currently be found searching for more material to feed her newfound obsession with Star Wars.