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Bryan Singer Says 'Apocalypse' To Deal With "Mutant Origins"; Wonder Woman Not Kryptonian In 'Batman Vs. Superman'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 8, 2014 at 11:25AM

While we're generally not a fan of every studio and franchise now copying the Marvel world-building approach, where each movie is just an interlocked stepping stone to the next, the opportunity is there to take stories into interesting directions. And it looks like Bryan Singer wants to do just that with "X-Men: Apocalypse," which the "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" director is already developing for a 2016 release.
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past Bryan Singer

While we're generally not a fan of every studio and franchise now copying the Marvel world-building approach, where each movie is just an interlocked stepping stone to the next, the opportunity is there to take stories into interesting directions. And it looks like Bryan Singer wants to do just that with "X-Men: Apocalypse," which the "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" director is already developing for a 2016 release.

Stopping for a brief chat with EW, Singer teased the themes that 'Apocalypse' will dive into. “It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that," he explained. "It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.” Hmm...it almost sounds "Prometheus"-y but hopefully not that obtuse, or as clunky as "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (which the franchise seems content to forget ever existed).

So, we'll see what shape that sequel takes with more details to come as 'Future Past' ramps up. But just a quick note: Singer isn't technically attached to direct just yet, though he does confirm he wants to do it and is in negotiations to work out the details.

Meanwhile, in "Batman Vs. Superman" rumor land, the past couple days have seen some corners of the internet raise concern when Batman On Film merely surmised that the Amazons that give rise to Wonder Woman will be Kryptonian in origin in the sequel. Some took that as gospel truth, but Badass Digest reveals that according to their sources, "this concept for Wonder Woman's origin is not going to be used in the film." So, chill bros... [Image via Empire]

This article is related to: X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice


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