X-Men: Apocalypse
“Don’t play Havok with me.” ©20th Century Fox

All you 80s and 90s kids out there, prepare for a trip back to your childhood with your favourite mutants.

In a press conference for the premiere of X-Men: Apocalypse, which is set in the 80s, executive producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that the 90s would be the timeline of the next X-Men film.

Having the next X-Men film in the 90s would mean the franchise has almost caught up to the debut of the original X-Men movie in 2000 (not to mention everyone’s favourite Saturday morning cartoon).

A lot has changed since then, including Wolverine bulking up a fair bit and showing some age, as well as the introduction of a whole new cast of X-Men to take the stage, so it’ll be interesting to see where this will go.

It’s also intriguing to note that the newer cast of X-Men main stays (Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey and Alexandra Shopp as Storm) are noticeably younger than their counterparts in the 2000 film.

What that means for the roles of their mentors is still anyone’s guess, but one thing’s for certain – X-Men: Apocalypse will have a lot of expectation to live up to when it opens here in a week.