X-Men: Apocalypse to Focus Heavily on Magneto and Mystique Romance

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Details are beginning to come together surrounding director Bryan Singer’s next foray into 20th Century Fox’s cinematic X-Universe, X-Men: Apocalypse.

Today, The Hollywood Reporter claims that the script has a heavy focus on the romance between Michael Fassbender’s Magneto and Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique. According to the outlet, that plot is “front and center” to the storyline. Coupling this information with what we learned in September about the dynamic between Mystique and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, it sounds like a safe bet that we’ll see some kind of romantic triangle.

Also set to star James McAvoy (with more cast expected to be announced soon), X-Men: Apocalypse is scripted by Simon Kinberg, Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris. Said to be the conclusion of a trilogy started with X-Men: First Class and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past, cameras will start rolling on X-Men: Apocalypse in Montreal beginning April, 2015 for a May 27, 2016 release.