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X-Men Apocalypse announced for 2016

The Wolverine

Story by Jack Foley

A NEW X-Men film, Apocalypse, has been announced for 2016.

The eighth film in the series will focus on an ancient Egyptian villain, named Apocalypse, who has appeared in the Marvel comics since 1986.

It is currently due to be released in the same week as Alice in Wonderland 2 and two weeks before The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

As yet, no plot details have been revealed and there’s no cast in place. But news of the film first emerged when Bryan Singer, who directed the first two films in the franchise, hinted about the project on Twitter.

Fox later confirmed by Fox that it would be released on May 27, 2016.

The next X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, will be released on May 23, 2014 and will star Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy.

It follows the release of spin-off movie The Wolverine earlier this year, which was another massive global hit.

To date, the X-Men franchise has grossed more than $2 billion (£1.2bn) worldwide.

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