While 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” holds the record of the best-selling entry in the “X-Men” film franchise, the film also retroactively altered the previously established continuity of the franchise. With the impending arrival of “X-Men: Apocalypse”, fans have speculated about its plot and what effects the film will have upon the franchise.
Simon Kinberg, the writer and producer of the film recently held an interview session, mentioning that “X-Men: Apocalypse” would connect to the next two mutant films, “Deadpool” and “Gambit.” Something far more unknown is where within the continuity, and timeline of the franchise, that these two films will fall within. Although all of Fox’s future mutants films share continuity, it’s a mystery as to what events these films will be able to comment upon or reference. Given the Marvel’s overwhelming success with the various phases of its cinematic universe, its easy to foresee Fox planning a potential cinematic crossover between its mutants and the superhero team known as the Fantastic Four.
Fox’s comic book movie schedule breaks down as follows: “Fantastic Four” debuts August 7th, “Deadpool” releases February 12th, “X-Men: Apocalypse” releases May 27th of next year, “Gambit” releases October 7th of next year, the third “Wolverine” film releases on March 3rd of 2017, the second “Fantastic Four” film releases on June 9th of 2017, and yet another “X-Men” film project is set for a July 13th release in 2018. With so much to look forward to, Kevin Seawright and others can’t wait.