Bryan Singer directs 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'20th Century Fox

Forget "Days of Future Past" -- today is all about the "Apocalypse."

The next installment of the "X-Men" franchise isn't set to hit theaters until next May, but Fox has already set a release date for its follow-up. "X-Men: Apocalypse" will debut on May 27, 2016.

Director Bryan Singer, pictured above with Patrick Stewart on the set of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," broke the news on Twitter: Nothing else is known about the project, though it's safe to assume Singer will at least be producing, if not directing the follow-up. And judging by the doomsday-inducing subtitle, it seems it will center on the villain Apocalypse and the sure-to-be-devastating aftermath of "Days of Future Past."

ComingSoon has a breakdown of Apocalypse's history in the comics -- which includes a parallel universe timeline where Professor X is murdered before he could form the "X-Men" -- and notes that several characters featured in the villain's story line are set to be introduced in "Days of Future Past." Based on that analysis, it looks like the mutants are in for some mayhem come May 2016.

We'll have more on "X-Men: Apocalypse" as it becomes available. In the meantime, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is due out May 23, 2014.

[via Bryan Singer, Coming Soon h/t Screen Crush]
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