According to Director Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will offer a glorious conclusion to 15 years of cinematic history and furthermore, it will be the longest X-Men movie ever.
It all started in 2001 with a movie that was simply titled X-Men and now, the third movie of the second trilogy in this franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse will release on 27th May 2016.
In this trilogy, X-Men First Class was the first movie, which was released in 2011 and according to Movie Pilot; this franchise will end on a pretty high note. According to the latest reports, the relationship of Quicksilver and Magneto will be more pronounced in the upcoming film.
Magneto has been played by Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen so far while Quicksilver was played by Evan Peters, as shown in X-Men: Days of the Future Past. In this movie, it was already hinted that Quicksilver was the son of Magneto during the elevator scene when Magneto says he can control metal and Quicksilver replies that his mother knew someone who could do that.
Speculations suggest that in the upcoming movie, the paternal relationship between Magneto and Quicksilver will be cemented. This is further consistent with reports that suggest that this will be the last X-Men film where Michael Fassbender makes an appearance.
In the end, we could see Evan Peters taking over from Magneto as his son, Quicksilver and he will perhaps play a lead in the next future movie. Keep in mind that although we saw Quicksilver as a good guy, he’s got Magneto’s blood running through his veins, so there’s no telling when he simply decides to turn diabolical.
Further reports indicate that X-Men: Apocalypse will offer closure on the four primary mutant characters in this franchise, namely Magneto, Mystique, Professor X, and the Beast.
These speculations sound quite valid since looking at the latest trends; the franchise will probably depend on characters like Gambit, Deadpool, Jubilee and Quicksilver as the main mutants. However, that could be a completely different story.
Meanwhile, KpopStarz reports that according to Simon Kinberg, there could be another X-Men movie in the franchise, sometime around 2018, when the mutants are pitted against the likes of the Fantastic Four.
Since both of these franchises are owned by Marvel Studios, such a possibility is not really impossible. Meanwhile, Marvel loves to do crossovers in its ever-growing cinematic Universe.
According to the writer, Fantastic Four really needed a reboot and it is quite possible for Marvel to establish a connection between X-Men and this franchise as in the past, there has been a lot of precedent in the Marvel Comics. We could be looking at a really interesting and fun combination with Fantastic Four and X-Men characters pitted against each other.
Louise Simonson wrote X-Factor #5 in X-Men comic series and this is where Apocalypse was first imagined. Apocalypse is actually the physical embodiment of a ‘survival of the fittest mantra’. Apocalypse actually serves as the beginning of the mutant kind since he is the first human born with the X-gene mutation.
He bears the name ‘En Sabah’ which can be translated into ‘the first one’. He is a titular villain who has the ability to travel from one civilization to another with his mythical status, manipulate war, collect disciples and overall, relish his taste for destruction. Apocalypse further has a regenerative ability which is essential for his survival.
He has other abilities like controlling technologies with his mind, repair his damaged cells, survive any disease and change his body parts into weapons. In short, Apocalypse is immortal. ScreenRant further states that Apocalypse will be the strongest villain that our mutant super heroes will have to face.