The X-Men movie universe is blowing wide-open in a big way; after the milestone success of X-Men: Days of Future Past (the most successful film in the series), we have a freshly rebooted timeline that will offer new opportunities for the franchise to correct the "mistakes of filmmakers past."
There will be three chances to do this second chance the right way in 2016: spinoff properties like Deadpool and Gambit will expand the world of the X-Men, but the main event will be X-Men: Apocalypse, the direct sequel to Days of Future Past which will bring an iconic Marvel villain to the big screen (Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse), as well as re-introduce iconic X-Men like Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, and we now know Nightcrawler as well.
The storyline of Apocalypse will follow in the traditions of First Class (1960s) and DoFP (1970s) by jumping to the next epoch in time (1980s). There, we will see a fully established Prof X. (James McAvoy) and his X-Men team, with young Jean (Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner), young Scott Summers (Mud's Tye Sheridan), young Ororo Munroe (Straight Outta Compton's, Alexandra Shipp) and young Kurt Wagner (The Road's Kodi Smit-McPhee) all in his care - or at the very least landing in his care during the course of the movie.
How Xavier's "X-Mansion" and underground base of operations will differ from previous X-Men films remains to be seen; however, director Bryan Singer has already taken the liberty of teasing fans via social media - much the same way he did during production on Days of Future Past. Check out Singer's latest hints, below: