The news was confirmed via a Q&A podcast with the movie's writer and producer, Simon Kinberg.
The events of the film will occur in 1983 to be precise, which will be 10 years after X-Men: Days of Future Past. Seeing as how that took place in the '70s, and it's predecessor, X-Men: First Class, was set in the '60s, it's only natural that the new film follows suit with this theme.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be hitting cinemas on May 27, 2016—which is quite a long time away—so get to the cinema and watch X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is currently being shown now!
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