It has been confirmed this evening that Bryan Singer will return to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the highly anticipated sequel to this year’s box office hit X-Men: Days of Future Past which earned over $700 million.

Though he was always expected to come back, accusations of sexual abuse have plagued the director for months, something which would see him forced to bow out of promoting the movie during the movie’s press tour. That has been resolved now, meaning Singer was able to close a deal to shoot the sequel.

Simon Kinberg has penned the script based on a story by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. Production will begin next year and X-Men: Apocalypse is still on course to be released on May 27th, 2016.

The first plot details about the movie have also emerged, and it will apparently take place a decade after the events of Days of Future Past, with the altering of the timeline resulting in the creation of Apocalypse.

Charles (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet – an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history. Comic book fans should be very pleased with the addition of those characters, while it’s believed that Channing Tatum will also make his debut as Gambit.

What do we want to see in X-Men: Apocalypse? You can find out that by clicking here for our list.