Bryan Singer’s Days of Future Past – the most successful installment in the X-Men movie franchise which has been running since Singer directed its first installment in 2000 – began shooting in April 2013. Sets were crafted in Mel’s Studio in Montreal months earlier with many sequences shot on location within Quebec. For Apocalypse, it seems if it ain’t broke, there’s no need for Twentieth Century Fox to fix it.
Set construction will begin for X-Men: Apocalypse this December for a production start in April 2015 at the very same studio. Principal photography begins around the same time in April next year as it did last year for the previous installment to hit a similar late-May release. It’s fitting, given the nature of the returning cast, crew and storyline.
Also beginning production around the same time will be Marvel Studios’ Captain America 3 in Atlanta. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who hit it big with Captain America: The Winter Soldier this year, are on a similar schedule as X-Men, beginning photography in April for a May 2016 release.
Director Bryan Singer and writer-producer Simon Kinberg have been talking up Apocalypse since before X-Men: Days of Future Past even hit theaters. Given how the latter concludes, it clearly sets up a followup (not to mention the post-credits button teasing Apocalypse). We’re told that X-Men: Apocalypse will somehow be even “bigger’ than DOFP and there are hints that some of the original cast may return yet again, along with younger versions of key characters from the original trilogy.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016 and The Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3, 2017.
I wonder if JLAW will be a main part of the movie