'X-Men: Days of Future Past' May Feature Apocalypse

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Considering how loose-lipped Bryan Singer has been about "X-Men: Days of Future Past," one would assume that the film's plot would be rather well-known. In truth, it isn't; while it will somehow adapt the storyline of the same name from the comics and involve two generations of X-Men, details are scarce, including the identity of the film's villain. However, a recent interview opens the door for Apocalypse, one of the more popular X-villains, to come to the big screen.

This rumor began to circulate after Singer's discussion with Bleeding Cool, which broached the topic of the villain. When asked if Singer would ever consider featuring Apocalypse in one of his films, the director's face "changed immediately" before he nervously insisted that he "couldn't tell" interviewer Brenden Connelly.

Connelly forged ahead, however, and asked if such a character would require motion capture. The query prompted Singer to "look even more nervous" and mention that "this how it gets started, when somebody starts piecing the little bits together."

From that interaction, it's easy to see why Connelly and other fans have been convinced that Apocalypse will indeed feature in "Days of Future Past." Furthermore, he would presumably be brought to life by Peter Dinklage, who has already been tabbed as the film's "primary antagonist." However, John Gholson at Movies.com has floated the possibility that Omar Sy might play the evil mutant instead, which would also be an inspired choice.

For the uninitiated, Apocalypse has been a thorn in the X-Men's side for years, but he's plagued the earth as one of its first mutants since his birth over 5,000 years ago. During that time, he's frequently plotted to take over the world but has been thwarted by the X-Men.

He did succeed once, however, during the mid-90s "Age of Apocalypse" event that imagined an alternate, dystopic universe where Charles Xavier died before founding the X-Men. Is it possible that Singer is going to cross the streams a bit by mixing "Days of Future Past" with elements of "Age of Apocalypse?"

One would have to assume that Apocalypse is actually in the film to believe as much, but, at this point, it's not a bad guess to make. Maybe this "Days of Future Past" will feature the X-Men attempting to prevent a dystopic future ruled by Apocalypse rather than mankind.

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