Next ‘X-Men’ Movie Will Be Set in the 1990s

X-Men: Apocalypse is coming out in a couple of weeks, but like always we’re all obsessed with “what’s next” way more than “what’s here.” With that in mind, there’s been a big question about when the follow up to Apocalypse will be set. Well, since First Class was set in the 1960s, Days of Future Past was half-set in the 1970s, and Apocalypse is set in the 1980s — you wouldn’t be wrong if you guessed that the untitled follow up will be set in the 1990s.

Simon Kinberg has confirmed the movie (expected in 2018) will be set in the decade, and honestly I’m a bit worried. I mean, besides the fact that 37 year old James McAvoy is better cast to play 70s-80s Patrick Stewart than 90s Stewart, it also means they’re encroaching on 2000’s X-Men. While the new movies may be in a new continuity… people still age into people, right?

Honestly, I think they should have just stuck to the 1980s, and this sounds like a terrible idea.


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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