X-Men: Apocalypse Set in 1983

News Mike Cecchini 6/16/2014 at 9:00AM

The next X-Men film will be set ten years after X-Men: Days Of Future Past, it's been revealed...

Almost since it was first announced, we've known that X-Men: Apocalypse would be a period film. While X-Men: First Class took place in the early '60s, and X-Men: Days of Future Past was rooted firmly in 1973, the filmmakers made it clear early on that X-Men: Apocalypse would be set in the 1980s. But now we know exactly when.

X-Men: Apocalypse writer Simon Kinberg confirmed to The Q&A Podcast that they have a specific year in mind for the film, and it's 1983. These ten year time jumps have done the franchise well so far, so there's no reason to worry about this one. We won't see X-Men: Apocalypse in theaters until May 27th, 2016, but all this early talk has it sounding like the biggest X-Men movie yet.

[related article: 6 Events From 1983 That Could Influence X-Men: Apocalypse]

Source: The Q&A.

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