Thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, every superhero movie is now expected to have a post-credits scene, preferably one that sets up the next installment in the franchise. It looks like the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse will not break from this tradition, as executive producer Simon Kinberg has been teasing what sequence will feature at the end of the movie. Though he doesn’t mention anything specifically, fans looking to see the movie without any idea whatsoever of what to expect may wish to look away now.

Speaking to Collider, Kinberg (who, as a writer and producer, plays a similar role to the X-Men franchise that Kevin Feige does with Marvel) explained what form Apocalypse‘s post-credits scene would take. Watch the interview below, or read what he had to say instead. Either one is good.


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“It’s a nod toward potentially a lot of different movies. I mean certainly the Wolverine movie is related to what happens at the end of it, but there’s also another character that’s introduced, at least in name, in the tag and he could show up in any host of different X-Men films. Maybe a Gambit movie, maybe another X-Men movie.”

Well, colour us intrigued. Previous movie X-Men: Days of Future Past used its post-credits spot to introduce the titular villain of this film, so we might soon get to see the villain of Wolverine III Or maybe this is all a ruse and Deadpool will turn up instead. Director Bryan Singer has been talking about dropping the Merc with the Mouth into the mainstream X-Men movies recently…

We won’t have long to wait to find out as X-Men: Apocalypse arrives in cinemas 27th May in the US (or 18th May onwards for the rest of the world). It stars the likes of James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender and Oscar Isaac.


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