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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and 'X2' Writers Hired for 'Apocalypse'

December 20, 2013 (2:20 am) GMT
Director Bryan Singer is pictured having a 'story session' with Simon Kinberg, Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris.

The screenwriting team for "" has been assembled. Simon Kinberg who wrote the screenplay for the upcoming "" is rehired to team up with Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris who scripted 2003's "" for Bryan Singer.

The director announced the news on Twitter by posting a picture of him sitting down with the trio for what looked like a brainstorming meeting. "Late night #XMen #Apocalypse story session. #SimonKinberg @DanimalHarris @Mike_Dougherty It's snowing in Egypt!" so he wrote.

Rumor has it, the titular character in "Apocalypse" will be introduced in the credit scene at the end of time-travelling "Days of Future Past" which will arrive in the U.S. on May 23, 2014. [SPOILER ALERT!] The villain allegedly will merge into Magneto's body. The sequel is set to follow on May 27, 2016.

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