LOS ANGELES – The X-Men franchise will get another boost in 2016 with the release of X-Men: Apocalypse.
Veteran X-Men director and producer Bryan Singer hinted at the next installment via Twitter on Thursday when he wrote, “#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!”
Fox confirmed the film will open in wide release on May 27, 2016.
Apocalypse is a major villain from the X-Men comics who appeared in the 1980s.
Singer has worked on all the Marvel mutant-focused films since the first X-Men was released in 2000.
This past summer, he directed the next movie in the franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, in Montreal.
Scheduled for a May 23, 2014, release, the film stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Paquin, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Shawn Ashmore and Nicholas Hoult.