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New 'X-Men' movie coming in 2016

LOS ANGELES - The ``X-Men'' franchise will get another boost in 2016 with the release of ``X-Men: Apocalypse.''

Director and producer Bryan Singer hinted at the next installment via Twitter on Thursday when he wrote, ``(hash)Xmen (hash)Apocalypse 2016!’’

Fox confirmed the film will open in wide release on May 27, 2016.

Apocalypse is a major villain from the ``X-Men’’ comics who appeared in the 1980s.

Singer has worked on all the Marvel mutant-focused films since the first ``X-Men’’ was released in 2000.

He’s also directing the next movie in the franchise, ``X-Men: Days of Future Past.’’

It’s scheduled for a May 23, 2014, release. The film will star Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Paquin, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Shawn Ashmore and Nicholas Hoult.

Associated Press

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