Is Apocalypse the Villain in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’?

Director Bryan Singer will not confirm or deny the presence of the first mutant in history, born more than 5,000 years ago.

Apocalypse may be the villain in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Apocalypse may be the villain in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Director Bryan Singer has not been shy about revealing cast members for his upcoming superhero sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, the filmmaker did clam up, to an extent, when recently asked if the villain Apocalypse is making an appearance.

"I can't tell you..."

Appearing nervous under pressure, the director refused to answer any more questions about Apocalypse. When asked if Apocalypse will be rendered through motion-capture techniques, he gave this response.

"This is how it gets started, when somebody starts piecing the little bits together..."

Apocalypse is said to be the first mutant in history, born over 5,000 years ago on the planet Akkaba. He was abandoned at birth due to his irregular appearance of gray skin and blue lips. He shows up throughout several periods in history, with ancient civilizations worshiping him as a God. In the Marvel comic books, he battled the X-Men on several occasions, including the Age of the Apocalypse arc that featured time travel and alternate histories.

Some have speculated that Apocalypse may be the character Peter Dinklage is portraying, since the actor never confirmed his role after signing on last month. With production starting very soon in Montreal, more details are sure to be released regarding both the story and the villain of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

X-Men: Days of Future Past was released May 23rd, 2014 and stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

Sources: Bleeding Cool

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  1. cryhawks

    Please let this be true I've wanted for so long to have En Sabah Nur in a movie I just hope they don't F'up

    2 years agoby @cryhwksFlag

  2. ROFLitschristian

    @ledouchee Agreed. Ellen Page was the only good thing about that movie that isn't real. :P

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  3. WongFu

    brett ratner

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  4. WongFu

    In order:
    X-Men origins
    First Class
    X-Men United
    The Last Stand - also known as X:3

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  5. Ledouchee

    Other than Ellen Page as Kitty Pride, I have to agree with @ROFLitschristian , X3 does not exist

    2 years agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  6. WongFu

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  7. WongFu

    five films, not four- soon to be six

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  8. WongFu

    @ROFLitschristian lets handle it this way, google Brent Ratner. I have all the x-men films.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  9. Dragonfoxmem

    Please help me give him link of X-Men 3 because I don't have enough comments to post the link to prove him that there is X-Men3

    2 years agoby @dragonfoxmemFlag

  10. Dragonfoxmem

    @ROFLitschristian you intend to forget the exist of X-Men 3?

    2 years agoby @dragonfoxmemFlag

  11. ROFLitschristian

    @dragonfoxmem Dude, you've got to listen to me. There is no X-Men 3!!!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  12. Dragonfoxmem

    @ROFLitschristian also do you ever why Bryan Singer thanks Brent Ratner for not killing other Xmen characters? (Cyclops and Phoenix were killed off along with other minor characters)

    2 years agoby @dragonfoxmemFlag

  13. Dragonfoxmem

    @ROFLitschristian trust me, google it up, I am not able to post this URL links...

    2 years agoby @dragonfoxmemFlag

  14. ROFLitschristian

    @dragonfoxmem@instead8909 You guys, I have no idea what you're talking about. I've seen every X-Men film at least twice - cause that's about as much as one can handle Origins. I promise you, there's no "X3" or whatever you call it.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  15. WongFu

    the one that no one is taking in account anymore since it was bad.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  16. WongFu

    @ROFLitschristian the film is called X-Men: the last stand, where the mutants test drive the new technology. Brent Ratner's film, the only one that has the Sentinel.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  17. Dragonfoxmem

    @ROFLitschristian 3rd X-men movie called X-Men: Last Stand, but often called X3, I wonder why...

    2 years agoby @dragonfoxmemFlag

  18. Jonnred

    Apocalypse would be an awesome villian for this X Men flick, but when are we gonna see Mr. Sinister?

    2 years agoby @jonnredFlag

  19. ROFLitschristian

    @dragonfoxmem Nope. Sorry, it doesn't ring a bell.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  20. Swaggbotjr

    i have waited for this news all my life always wanted to see a xmen movie with apocalypse in it i just hope they cast someone good to play apocalypse

    2 years agoby @SwaggbotjrFlag

  21. Justice Kowaleski

    I would still rather see dinklage as modok in the marvel cinematic universe.

    2 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  22. Mr. Fixit

    Oh wait, unless we are going with the Tom Cruise/Jack Reacher theory here, in which case that is completely O.K. according to the dumbasses in Hollywood who made that crap.

    2 years agoby @mrfixitFlag

  23. Mr. Fixit

    Seriously?? Peter Dinklage as Apocalypse?? Are they on crack?? We're talking Puck from Alpha Flight, not Apocalypse. If they cast him as Apocalypse, I am done with anything from Singer.

    2 years agoby @mrfixitFlag

  24. skywise

    @thomasclarke It still not confirmed on IMDB who Dinklage will be playing so I am assuming that it still hasn't been released. @narrator

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  25. skywise

    That doesn't make sense for DoFP. I am having a very hard time getting my head around how they could possibly justify Apocalyspe being in this. Nimrod...sure, hes the ultimate sentinal but not Apocalypse.

    Really if your going to do a movie with Apocalypse at needs to be the focus. The main villain.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  26. Brainiac

    @raoulduke33 dude that does sound awesome. i hope the apocalypse stuff is just red herring, they should learn from X3 and not try and cram so much into on movie.

    plus anyone notice that this article clearly seems written by someone who knows nothing about apocalypse..."including the Age of the Apocalypse arc that featured time travel and alternate histories"

    besides if they were going to title the movie after the storyline that it is based on, this movie would then be called "X-men: Age of Apocalypse" based on what this article is saying.

    2 years agoby @thebdFlag

  27. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @narrator Hold on a sec, the writers are willing to literally shrink a character just to gain the GoT audience? And this doesn't bother you in the least? I'm not saying it to cause an uproar like the Spiderman articles and Woodley, just interesting that it sounds good to you. I'm not an expert on anything x-men related, but, well yeah...

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  28. Dragonfoxmem

    @ROFLitschristian you did not watch X3, the one with Phoenix?

    2 years agoby @dragonfoxmemFlag

  29. kingbrady

    with the cast that Bryan Singer is putting together from Past and Future, Apocalypse better be the goddamn villain....arent sentinels in this as well?

    2 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

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