Before this month’s release of the highly anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse, writer-producer Simon Kinberg has confirmed that the next film in the franchise will take place in the 1990s. Gnarly, dude! Totally tubular! Whatever!
“The next one is set in the ‘90s,” Kinberg told ComingSoon. The move makes sense, since X-Men: First Class took place in the 1960s, Days of Future Past was in the ‘70s and Apocalypse is set in...you guessed it...the 1980s.
However, what does Kinberg mean by “the next one,” exactly? As ComingSoon points out, he could be referring to director Josh Boone’s New Mutants project, which is in development and will feature teen heroes like Cannonball, Wolfsbane, Warlock and Sunspot. Or Kinberg could be speaking about the official follow-up to Apocalypse in the X-Men franchise.
We’ll know soon enough! Until then, X-Men: Apocalypse is out on May 27. Check out some of the coolest cosplay outfits at this year's PAX East below: