X-MEN: APOCALYPSE and WOLVERINE 3 could mark the end of an era

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It’s been a massive journey for the X-Men franchise as of late. Kicked off in 2000 with the first film, the franchise would grow to include more sequels, Wolverine spin-offs and pseudo reboots in the years to come since then.

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But it looks like the times are changing for the children of the Atom, as the era that Bryan Singer started may be drawing to a close. That’s according to one pinch of salt from regular Marvel/DC scooper El Mayimbe, who posted the following on Instagram:

#RUMOR I’m being told that X-MEN: APOCALYPSE & WOLVERINE 3 will mark the end of the Bryan Singer X-MEN universe he started back in 2000. Makes sense since Hugh Jackman also said Wolverine 3 will be his last film playing Logan. The end of an era.

I’m not exactly surprised. The regular gang of X-Men actors are getting on in their years, with a number of them confirming that their next films will be their final appearances. Michael Fassbender and Jennider Lawrence have already confirmed that they’ll be bowing out after X-Men: Apocalypse, while Hugh Jackman has labelled Wolverine 3 as his final stab at the character. Bub.

What Apocalypse does have however, is an all-new generation of X-Men that includes the likes of Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) and Ben Hardy (Angel). That’s a whole gang of children of tomorrow, who could easily carry a softly rebooted franchise over into a whole new series of flicks.

And I rate they deserve a chance to refresh the franchise if Singer and co are indeed waving goodbye when X-Men: Apocalypse debuts next year and Wolverine 3 the year after.

Last Updated: April 29, 2015

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