Apocalypse - Art by Dave Wilkins.

Apocalypse – Art by Dave Wilkins.

Bryan Singer, who directed the first and last two films in the X-Men franchise, announced on Twitter, that a new X-Men film Apocalypse will follow Days of Future Past in 2016. Fox has confirmed a release date of 27 May 2016. Apocalypse will be the eighth film in the X-men series.

The new movie will focus on Apocalypse, an ancient Egyptian villain who appears in the Marvel comics. First appearing in X-Factor #5  in May 1986, Apocalypse has appeared in a number of X-Men titles including spin-offs and several limited series.

Days of Future Past will be released on 23 May 2014.

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Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.