LOS ANGELES - The "X-Men" franchise will get another boost in 2016 with the release of "X-Men: Apocalypse."
Veteran "X-Men" director and producer Bryan Singer hinted at the next installment via Twitter on Thursday when he wrote, "#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!"
Fox confirmed the film will open in wide release Memorial Day weekend, 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."
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.