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Bryan Singer Brings Back 'X2' Writers To Work On Story For 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 19, 2013 at 2:09PM

Can you believe it's been ten years since "X-Men 2" hit theaters? To say that the cinematic comic book landscape has changed dramatically in that time would be a massive understatement. We're now in the era of world building, and as we detailed yesterday, pretty much every studio is attempting to construct massive, linking universes for their comic properties, because bigger may not mean better, but it does generally equals lots more cash. And right in the mix is Bryan Singer who, though he still has yet to deliver "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," is already starting to percolate ideas for the 2016 sequel "X-Men: Apocalypse."
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Bryan Singer and writers (skip crop)

Can you believe it's been ten years since "X-Men 2" hit theaters? To say that the cinematic comic book landscape has changed dramatically in that time would be a massive understatement. We're now in the era of world building, and as we detailed yesterday, pretty much every studio is attempting to construct massive, linking universes for their comic properties, because bigger may not mean better, but it does generally equals lots more cash. And right in the mix is Bryan Singer who, though he still has yet to deliver "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," is already starting to percolate ideas for the 2016 sequel "X-Men: Apocalypse."

The filmmaker recently hit Twitter and revealed that in addition to Simon Kinbergwho is already tasked with building Fox's superhero smorgasboardDan Harris and Mike Dougherty have also been brought in on an early "story session." It's an interesting development given that the writers haven't been involved with the 'X-Men' universe since 2003, though they did pen the rather pedestrian screenplay for Singer's "Superman Returns." Hmm...

Considering early word that 'Apocalypse' will focus "strictly on the younger McAvoy-Fassbender cast," one does wonder if those parameters will be broadened slightly. Certainly, we're in a time where no superhero movie can exist without winking at past entries while teasing future ones. In any event, something to contemplate as Singer gears up to bring his massive sounding mutant movies to the multiplex. [Cinema Blend]

This article is related to: Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Apocalypse


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