Bryan Singer Talks Linking 'Days Of Future Past' And 'Apocalypse;' Hasn't Yet Signed To Direct

Bryan Singer finished 2013 with a bang, revealing that another X-Men sequel, called X-Men: Apocalypse, will hit theaters in 2016. The writer/director is still finishing X-Men: Days of Future Past but the announcement suggested the X-Men universe would continue to expand in a major way.

Singer just did a new interview where he said he's yet to decide if there will be a post-credit scene teasing the 2016 film. Plus, while he's co-writing and producing the new sequel, he's not yet locked in to direct.

Entertainment Weekly spoke with the director. First up, he dealt with logistics:

I'm co-writing the story and I'm producing it. I'm negotiating to direct. We're in the process. We're trying to figure it out, schedules. My desire would be to direct it.

That sounds promising, just not final. Next up, he talked about the link between films:

I'm still deciding [if there will be a tease]. Something that happens in this movie causes what's going to happen in that movie.

Finally, he gave a broad stroke about the themes of the film:

It will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It's something that's always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers.

So are we talking about a sword and sandal X-Men film? Not exactly, but for those who've followed rumors about Apocalypse, Singer's comments may seem like a confirmation of some speculative details. And since the comic book origin of the character Apocalypse begins with the guy being born five thousand years ago, and spending some early days in ancient Egypt, there could be some of those details in the new film. Regardless, it sounds like the ideas for the film are still very much forming at the moment.