Marvel themselves announced last month, they were developing several television shows, exclusively for Netflix; one character being the ever popular Daredevil. It wasn't long before 20th Century Fox jumped on this expansion train!
A few months ago, the studio announced an X-Force film, featuring some really popular Marvel characters they own the license to. Today, Foxsigned writer/producer, Simon Kinberg, to a 3 year deal to expand the X-Men and Fantastic Four universe of films for the studio. This news coincides with another major announcement made today, by Bryan Singer, via Twitter.
#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!WHOA! What the? What the heck? Just like that? There's no other news attached to this announcement, but one could guess it is a straight sequel to the 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. And that it will more than likely feature a very popular X-Men villain, named Apocalypse. Sure there is an X-Men film being released next year, but that appears to be more of a hybrid film, bridging the two franchises (X-Men and X-Men: First Class). I'm curious to see what news comes about in the next few weeks. And also, what actors will reprise their roles. That was a major challenge in making the X-Men film for next year, work. As usual, we'll have to wait and see.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013