This just in (or rather, “kind of recently” as it happened over my weekend): Bryan Singer announces the subtitle to a new X-Men movie, which will reportedly come to theaters in 2016.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013
Now, if you are familiar with the X-Men, you will already be very familiar with why the title X-Men: Apocalypse is kind of a big deal. For those of you who don’t, let me explain:
Apocalypse is thought to be the world’s first mutant in the Marvel universe who was born over 5000 years ago. Abandoned by his people at birth due to his freakish appearance, he was later rescued by Baal of the Sandstormers who named him En Sabah Nur.
Baal later died and the women who he had fallen in love with rejected him due to his hideous appearance; which thoroughly pissed off. In his enraged state, his mutant abilities showed themselves and he renamed himself Apocalypse.
He would pop up throughout history and convince civilization that he was a god and convince them to go to war with one another. He later found alien technology which he was able to use to put himself into suspended animation.
He is later awakened by the mutant Cable which would eventually lead to The Age of Apocalypse, an alternate timeline where Professor Xavier is murdered and Apocalypse had taken over the world. Bishop, a time traveling mutant, was able to stop the assassination of Xavier and reset the timeline.
Needless to say, Apocalypse is a very heavy hitter in the Marvel universe and seeing him on the big screen will definitely be exciting.