'X-Men: Apocalypse' Is The Cheery Title For Next Post-'Days Of Future Past' X-Men Movie

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is not but a much-anticipated gleam in the eye of moviegoers at the moment, but we've already got the next one lined up: Bryan Singer announced X-Men: Apocalypse today. It'll be the eighth film tied to the X-Men film franchise. Fans of comic book-to-movie adaptations were treated earlier today to the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Now, we've got an officially impending X-Men: Apocalypse, which is already sending fans of the comic series into a tizzy due to the assumed reference the title is making to comic villain Apocalypse.

Apocalypse's character is one of the earliest known mutants, and he's got the added bonus of a suuuper cuddly name. According to First Showing, Apocalypse is mainly known for his leading comic book role of conquering North American "and enslaving humanity." Yaaaaay!

Singer — who is directing Days Of Future Pasthasn't been announced as of yet as the director for this next movie, but he's the one who made the announcement, so you do the math. The film itself already has a release date, and it is May 27, 2016. The more current X-Men movie, Days Of Future Past, will crash into theaters in all its McFassbender glory.

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