People who went to the movie theaters had a chance to see the “X-Men Days of Future Past” after credits scene. Some people were hoping to see their favorite mutant appear, but they were surprised to see a lone figure wearing a hood standing on top of a desert hill.
If you’re a Marvel fan, then you would recognize that man to be the mutant called Apocalypse. The actor that played that character was Brendan Pedder and the teaser showed him trying to use his powers to manipulate the stones from the pyramids in Egypt. You could hear the worshippers chanting his name “En Sabah Nur” and across the mutant was The Four Horsemen.
After seeing the “X-Men Days of Future Past” after credits scene, some people assumed that the scene will be included in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse”, which is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016.
However, Simon Kinberg revealed that it isn’t exactly the case. The writer for “X-Men” explained, “The tag is a tease of Apocalypse’s origin backstory.” He added, “It’s not necessarily gonna be a part of the storytelling of the movie. It was really just to sort of tease for the audience, ‘There’s this new guy out there and he’s coming.'”
In an interview with Collider, Kinberg was asked why they decided to choose that scene for the “X-Men Days of Future Past” after credits scene. He said, “Once we sort of committed to Apocalypse being the sequel that we were going to pursue, we felt like the tag was an opportunity to start to set that up or just tease that for audiences.”
Kinberg revealed, “We went through a lot of ideas for what that scene could be, and some of them were reported erroneously online, some of them were pretty close to the way people reported them online, but we landed on what the final version was toward the end of production.”
He continued, “So we didn’t have time in our initial round of photography to film it, we filmed it when we went back up to Montreal after principal photography, with obviously an entirely different cast, but with our crew.”
What was your reaction when you saw the “X-Men Days of Future Past” after credits scene?