Last week rumors spread across the net that X-Men villain Apocalypse would be presented as an alien in the upcoming X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, leading into 2016′s X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. XMF did not report on this otherworldly rumor, and possibly for good reason. Director Bryan Singer quelled the info via Twitter today, by saying “Apocalypse is not an alien.”
In the comics, Apocalypse (real name En Sabah Nur) is an ancient mutant born thousands of years ago, who was abandoned as an infant due to his unnatural appearance. Throughout his long history, he encouraged civilizations to worship him as a god and tests their strength by manipulating them into fighting wars of conquest, claiming to have brought “growth, judgment, and destruction” upon their communities.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 9, 2013