The credits bumper jumps back to the past with a young Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) in a ramshackle house in the desert eating dinner, clearly on the run from all the authorities who want to bring him down. While using a well outside to get some water, the young Magneto sees something fall from the night sky and crash to Earth nearby. Upon inspecting the impact zone, he encounters what is described as an “alien form” who is “towering, terrifying, with a twisted metal face and dark pits for eyes.” It’s Apocalypse and he says, “I have crossed rivers of time to find you.” Magneto asks, “Who are you?”
The alien responds, “I am your future.” Suddenly Apocalypse merges with Magneto, who screams and blasts an insane amount of energy and shockwaves around him. The explosion levels everything around him, with a blast radius that goes for miles. As Magneto looks at what he’s done, he has a realization of the power he now holds and a villainous grin begins to form before the film cuts to black.”
"Eliza never saw or heard of Emily or Randall. Day nor night, however, were they ever absent from her memory. In the cotton field, in the cabin, always and everywhere, she was talking of them—often to them, as if they were actually present. Only when she absorbed in that illusion, or asleep, did she ever have a moment’s comfort afterwards.” — Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave
I think Bryan Singer just announced another X-Men movie on twitter.
I’m already excited for Days of Future Past. I have every confidence in whatever he does with Apocalypse, be it Age of Apocalypse or just featuring Apocalypse.
I like to think that Bryan Singer has the inside scoop on the apocalypse, and this is his warning to us all. Later (too late), the few of us who survive will look back on this day and wonder why we didn’t believe. We will swarm to Hugh Jackman, begging him to save us. But he’s not really Wolverine. He’s not even really Canadian.
I just remembered, the Age of Apocalypse requires that Charles be dead. So that had better not happen.
Gosh it better not. Charles already died once in the movies, enough.
(Also James said that his Charles would tend to be more like Sir Pat’s Charles in the next movie, and the next one(s) after that if they make more…)
Mandela fought against apartheid for decades, spent twenty-seven years in prison for his work, and was eventually elected President of South Africa in 1994. In 1993 he and F.W. de Klerk received the Nobel Peace Prize “for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa”.