'X-Men: Apocalypse' News: Upcoming Movie Set To Be Biggest In Franchise's History Following 'Days Of Future Past' Success? [VIDEO]

With a high-stakes premise and the return of iconic characters, X-Men: Apocalypse might just be the franchise's biggest film yet.

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The upcoming installment in the X-Men reboot will see the return of Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) as the mutants face off against the infamous Apocalypse during the 1980s.

The film is poised to be huge at the box office, especially after the success of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Back in June The Hollywood Reporter announced that Days of Future Past had earned more in than any other X-Men film released by 20th Century Fox, earning over $128.2 million globally during its second weekend in theatres.

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Days of Future Past did have a few big draws which likely contributed to its success. The Marvel flick brought back original director Bryan Singer, as well as a number of original cast members including Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Nonetheless, the upcoming film has a few marketing advantages of its own which are guaranteed to draw a crowd.

Singer will be returning to helm the project, as will Days of Future Past past writer Simon Kinberg. The film will also include a few of newcomers who will bring to life young versions of the franchise's most iconic characters.

In addition to bringing back McAvoy and Fassbender, the new film will also see the return of Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.

Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner is set to make her debut in the franchise as a young Jean Grey, with Tye Sheridan (Mud) coming on board as Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp (Aaliaya: The Princess Of R&B) stepping in as Storm.

X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled to hit theatres May 27, 2016.

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