CBMB: Bryan Singer is Confirmed to Direct X-Men: Apocalypse as Viral Marketing Starts! | FanboysInc

CBMB: Bryan Singer is Confirmed to Direct X-Men: Apocalypse as Viral Marketing Starts!

By Muuka Muyumba

Today, Fox made it official, according to Deadline, and is bringing back previously embattled director Bryan Singer to the X-Men franchise, in the worst kept secret of the last few months.

Singer had successfully shepherded the mutants back to the big screen in a crossover/reboot that reset almost everything that had gone wrong in X-Men: Last Stand and the Wovlerine films. Singer was unable to enjoy the glow of the massive success of the movie due to allegations of sexual abuse of a minor in the ’90s.

Singer and Fox decided that he would stay away from all publicity at the time of the film, making some worry (aside from the horrid details) that the film might suffer because of the controversy. Thankfully for Fox the audiences were not pushed away and made X-Men: Days of Future Past the highest grossing film in the series.

A few weeks ago, Singer’s accuser withdrew his last suit with settlement.

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X-Men: Apocalypse is likely in the final stages of script completion, is reportedly set to start filming in April 2015, and is scheduled for release on May 18, 2016.

Deadline says the film “[takes] place a decade after Days of Future Past and is a seamless next step in the story. The altering of time has unleashed a new and uniquely powerful enemy. Charles (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet – an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history.”

In what must be purely coincidental (wink) a video was posted to the X-Men movies twitter feed that claims to have scientific evidence of our transition from homosapiens to the “genetically-gifted”. The video is filled with purported scientists talking about mutation and avoiding the M-word in their description, except for one guy slips up and quickly corrects himself.

http://youtu.be/TSl8lXraLvM

The video is said to be posted by M-Underground.