LOS ANGELES (BBC): Apocalypse will be the eighth film in the superhero series, which includes two Wolverine spin-off movies.  Bryan Singer, who directed the first two films in the franchise, hinted about the project on Twitter before it was confirmed by Fox that it would be released on 27 May 2016. The first film in the X-Men series came out in 2000. The new movie will focus on Apocalypse, an ancient Egyptian villain who appears in the Marvel comics. The character first appeared in 1986.