Bryan Singer looks to discover the origins of mutants in X-Men: Apocalypse; plus why Singer hasn’t signed on to direct yet


Even though we’re months away from seeing X-Men: Days of Future Past on screen, we already know where the future of the X-Men cinematic universe is headed with X-Men: Apocalypse. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bryan Singer teased just what can fans expect from the film saying, [X-Men: Apocalypse] will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It’s something that’s always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers. It’s only natural for X-Men: Apocalypse to explore the origins of mutants since Apocalypse is the very first mutant in the comics.

Fox is trying to bank big time that X-Men: Days of Future Past will be a mega hit and in turn give them an opportunity to expand their X-Men cinematic universe. With time travel, the potential for alternate timelines and multiple versions of X-Men characters on tap, Fox is ready to push their multiple spinoff films (X-Force and Wolverine 3) and maybe a possible crossover with the Fantastic Four to the public.

It’s the type of franchise that can make Fox a lot of money, which is why Bryan Singer isn’t fully committed to directing X-Men: Apocalypse yet. Singer told EW that “I’m negotiating to direct. We’re in the process. We’re trying to figure it out, schedules. My desire would be to direct it.” A source for The Daily SuperHero has revealed just what is holding back Singer from committing to X-Men: Apocalypse. It looks as if Bryan Singer wants to get a percentage of the ticket sales if he is to sign on and direct. It’s not known what percentage Singer is asking for but since Michael Bay gets an 8% cut for directing the Transformers franchise we assume Singer is looking around that number. Don’t be surprised if Singer does sign on to direct X-Men: Apocalypse around the time Days of Future Past is out in theaters and becomes a mega hit.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.

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