X-MEN: APOCALYPSE to Take Place in 1983

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE to Take Place in 1983

On The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith, screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg tells Goldsmith that the next installment to the X-Men film series will take place in 1983.

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By StormLoganSummers - 6/15/2014

In a nearly 2 hour podcast about X-Men: Days of Future Past with host Jeff Goldsmith, after 1 hour and 12 minutes in, Simon Kinberg reveals that the "next movie takes place in 1983," 10 years after Days of Future Past.

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, and Evan Peters are expected to return, and it has been confirmed that younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm will appear, along with Gambit, and possibly a younger Nightcrawler.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theatres May 27, 2016!

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Vegeta - 6/15/2014, 2:00 PM
I love the fact that the X-Men movies are period pieces.
DEVLIN712 - 6/15/2014, 2:00 PM
1980s would be a few years after Dazzler gave up being a pop star, maybe we'll see her
Vegeta - 6/15/2014, 2:01 PM
I wish more comic book movies were period pieces. It makes things more interesting, in my opinion.
McNyagano - 6/15/2014, 2:01 PM
So the next film after Apocalypse will be set in 1993 right?
DrDoom - 6/15/2014, 2:01 PM
More Fake X-Men?

DEVLIN712 - 6/15/2014, 2:03 PM
There's a part of me that wants Fox to continue the current franchise with McAvoy and Fassbender, I think they are perfect for Charles and Eric. But... the X-Men fan in me want's a reboot with the original five taking on Sinister or Magneto.
Vegeta - 6/15/2014, 2:04 PM
I hope they stick around in the 80s for a bit.
TheAbaryMan369 - 6/15/2014, 2:04 PM
Wait wasn't Patrick Stewart the Professor X from the 80's? I get that they reset the continuity, but that doesn't mean Xavier is suddenly going to look younger just because of that.
JoJo1982 - 6/15/2014, 2:06 PM

Then Gambit costume should fit right in
RextheKing - 6/15/2014, 2:06 PM
Makes sense, they need to fill the timeline from where Wolverine was pulled out the water to the point where he remembers what he went through to save the future.
DrDoom - 6/15/2014, 2:07 PM
My question is . . . . if Days of Future Past reset the timeline from 1973 onward, where the hell was Apocalypse in the original timeline?

Wouldn't he have come to power in the 80's, twenty years before the first X-Men movie? What happened to him? Surely nothing that occurred in DOFP caused a mutant from Egypt to come to power, especially if he is over 5000 years old.
thewonderer - 6/15/2014, 2:07 PM

Sad that even fake X-Men are better than those mindless marvel studio films.

Vegeta - 6/15/2014, 2:07 PM
My ideal X-Men team is Jean, Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine and Beast, and we're supposedly getting that in Apocalypse, so it's all good to me.
DrDoom - 6/15/2014, 2:09 PM

You can be wrong if you want. It doesn't affect me, really.

Oh, look, it's all the [frick]s I give about your opinions!
JoJo1982 - 6/15/2014, 2:11 PM

DOFP fix everything so we can see that

Imagine finally see that team fighting Apocalypse now

More action similar to what we saw in future scenes
0megaDaGod - 6/15/2014, 2:11 PM

Keep jumping ahead 10 years at a time so that you can finally get to the 90s where having the costumes would actually look out of place

DEVLIN712 - 6/15/2014, 2:11 PM
The absence of Sentinels allowed someone like Sinister (who might have been killed by them) was able to wake him?
LEEE777 - 6/15/2014, 2:12 PM
Before SECRET WARS then...

Lol :P
Vegeta - 6/15/2014, 2:12 PM
While I don't think all Marvel Studios movies mindless, I do think it's better than any Marvel Studio movie. However, for what it's worth, I think DOFP is better than every Sony movie & DC movie, except TDK & TDKR, so you know, it's kind of up there for me.
DrDoom - 6/15/2014, 2:14 PM

But the Sentinels didn't appear to do any real damage until at least forty years after 1973 in the original timeline. Apocalypse would still have existed in the 80s, regardless of the state of the Sentinel program, because it was nowhere near completion at that time.
WinterSoldier33 - 6/15/2014, 2:16 PM
I really can't wait for 2016

Cap 3
Bona fett

Don't really care for doctor strange or sandman
MCUfan1 - 6/15/2014, 2:16 PM
Christopher Judge should play and voice Apocalypse.
DefcoN - 6/15/2014, 2:17 PM
I have no doubt that Apocalypse will be badass, but we should start to accept the fact that he'll probably look nothing like the villain we know from the comics. Maybe he will after all, but Fox has a particular vision when it comes to portraying their X-men characters.
0megaDaGod - 6/15/2014, 2:17 PM
Mindless is basing the entire plot of a movie around the murder of someone who is alive 30 years in the future

Having said that, this movie CAN own, I just hope they make an X Men movie for once

I think the biggest bittersweet thing for me with DOFP was that they took what was pretty much a perfect set up for a true X Men movie - The ending of First Class - and instead decided to back track all of that progress and do a retread with the original cast. That was extremely ambitious, and added both the history, drama and star power needed to jumpstart the franchise, but it fell flat for me because all that was left of the original cast was those shitty characters from X Men The Last Stand. Now after spinning those wheels for 2 hours we're back to the ending of First Class, and ready to finally jump right into a real X Men movie

They fooled me once, they'd betta not fool me again
ALegendaryPanda - 6/15/2014, 2:20 PM
I like how certain people who cry about "The Fake X-Men" feel the need to comment on every thread related to Fox or the X-Men. But I guess some people just enjoy saying the same shit every day..

0megaDaGod - 6/15/2014, 2:20 PM

You are pondering the continuity of the X Men franchise

There is no such thing

0megaDaGod - 6/15/2014, 2:21 PM
Does anyone know if there will be an X Men or Fantastic Four panel at comic con?

I think I might actually try to go this year
McNyagano - 6/15/2014, 2:23 PM


You might wanna take it easy on the Fox kool-laid bro;) Yeah DOFP was a great film but a very poor X-MEN film. There's a difference.

JoJo1982 - 6/15/2014, 2:25 PM

I'm sure Fox will show FF and Secret Service

As far as Xmen, we probably want get nothing or maybe just a small tease of what to come
MexicanSuperman - 6/15/2014, 2:25 PM
@ DrDoom, every single comic book adaptation is the fake version.
MrNiklander - 6/15/2014, 2:26 PM
DOFP:The X-Men we need BUT not the one we deserve right now
MrNiklander - 6/15/2014, 2:26 PM
^^That goes for every single X-Men movie
marvel72 - 6/15/2014, 2:28 PM
so from x-men first class(1963)to x-men apocalypse(1983) none of them look like they've aged twenty years.

anyway everything will be alright,the x-men look perfectly fine at the end of days of future past which is meant to be set in the year 2023,so no danger from apocalypse f*ckin things up for them.
JoJo1982 - 6/15/2014, 2:28 PM
Listening to this podcast

Surprising Simon mention Cable was in talks

And they had Rachel Summers in the script......thank god they took them out, cause it would make even more complicated then it is now
HalfDeaf - 6/15/2014, 2:30 PM
(SPOILER) for those who ain't seen it:

At the ending of DoFP (SPOILER) Wolvie wakes up into the X-Mansion in clothing that does not looks as it was set in the 80s...so how does this come accordingly to the timeline of apocalypse? =S
DrDoom - 6/15/2014, 2:30 PM

Yeah, I'm sure you were thinking that the TASM movies were 'fake' when you continuously say that they are 'perfect' renditions of the character.

Come on man, you're better than this.


That argument doesn't hold any weight. At all.

If the same people can come on every X-Men thread and say about how 'excited' they are for Apocalypse, then I can come on every X-Men thread and say about how I am not.
JohnCarter - 6/15/2014, 2:33 PM

That argument doesn't hold any weight. At all.

If the same people can come on every X-Men thread and say about how 'excited' they are for Apocalypse, then I can come on every X-Men thread and say about how I am not.

On top of that, where else are people are going to talk about X-Men? On topics about The Avengers? Batman vs Superman?
ALegendaryPanda - 6/15/2014, 2:34 PM

Exactly, you can. It's just idiotic to me. Why even bother following a movie you're clearly not interested in?
BATMANx - 6/15/2014, 2:35 PM
Captain America 2 was better than X-MEN DOFP. better fight scenes and a great story
Vegeta - 6/15/2014, 2:35 PM
It really comes down to what you do and don't care about. Some people don't care about the lack of colourful costumes in X-Men movies, while others don't care that Hank Pym is going to be a senior citizen. If you're going to call one movie fake for deviating the source, then stay consistent and call the rest of them fake for doing the same thing.

It's perfectly fine to pick and choose what changes you do and don't like, but own it for what it is, instead of going on like it's okay for one, and not the other.
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