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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ coming in 2016

Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy in a scene from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'. Handout

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.

READ MORE: Trailer gives sneak peek at X-Men: Days of Future Past

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.

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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.

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