While X-Men: Days of Future Past is ramping up for what will most surely be an amazing experience come May 2014, there is already momentum building for next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse, which started earlier this month thanks to a tweet from director Bryan Singer announcing the film’s arrival in 2016.
Now, Singer, who has used Twitter extensively to build hype and announcements for his projects, is once again using the social media platform to introduce us to the creative team who are plotting the story. In a tweet last night, Singer noted “Late night X-Men Apocalypse story session” and attached a photo which included Singer as well as Simon Kinberg, who wrote the X-Men: Days of Future Past screenplay, along with Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris, who wrote the screenplay for X2: X-Men United.
While this doesn’t guarantee that Dougherty and Harris will be writing the official script, their inclusion here for sculpting the story is certainly a very positive one! X2 is, by many accounts, still the best X-Men film to date and having this duo return should help to ensure that Apocalypse will be of the highest caliber. This could also hint at a strong connection, continuity wise, between X2 and Apocalypse. Only time, and further hints, will tell.