X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Filming Date Revealed; Movie Will Shoot in Montreal

     September 4, 2014

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With X-Men: Days of Future Past being both a hit and much better than most people expected, the gears are moving fast for X-Men: Apocalypse.  As the title and the post-credits stinger at the end of DOFP imply, the primary antagonist will be the supervillain Apocalypse.  The story will follow the First Class gang along with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine into the 1980s.  We also know from the treatment page teased last month that the Four Horseman will again be making an appearance.

And now we might also have a start date for filming.  With his legal troubles seemingly under control, Bryan Singer is expected (but not confirmed) to direct the film from a script he’s been developing with Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg and X2 scribes Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.  The release date is May 27th, 2016.  Hit the jump for more on the X-Men: Apocalypse filming date.

x-men-days-of-future-past-michael-fassbenderPer The Journal de Montreal (via CJAD), X-Men Apocalypse will shoot in Montreal starting in April of 2015.  Sets will be constructed at the end of this year at Mel’s Studio, where much of Days of Future Past was shot.

It was already reported that James McAvoyMichael FassbenderJennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult were (in addition to Jackman) the only actors confirmed to return, though I hope that more of the First Class cast makes it back.  However, as much as I prefer First Class to Days of Future Past, I’m not holding out much hope for a return to the tone of the former film.  Apocalypse seems much too dark to be able to get that vibe across, so here’s hoping it succeeds on its own terms.

Are you looking forward to X-Men: Apocalypse?  Or was Days of Future Past a letdown for you after Matthew Vaughn‘s note-perfect take on First Class?

X-Men: Apocalypse Filming Date 

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