X-Men: Days of Future Past was not only one of the best films of 2014, but it has frequently been credited as the film that redeemed 20th Century Fox’s struggling X-Men franchise. Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Unusual Suspects) is looking to impress audiences and critics again in 2016 with X-Men: Apocalypse. With recent casting news and rumors of returning characters, Singer and Fox are looking to keep Apocalypse in the public eye as much possible. With so little known about the X-Men sequel, it makes sense for Singer to tease fans with the occasional concept art image for the highly anticipated film.
Revealed via Singer’s Instagram account, the image shows a lone figure before a large machine or vehicle.
Though it’s difficult to make out the blurred figure in the image, it’s reasonable to guess the individual might be Apocalypse or one of his four plague-commanding horsemen. The color scheme of the machine is reminiscent of Apocalypse’s classic armor, but there’s little to go on with the single image.
Some fans and websites have suggested that the large object in the image my in fact be the ancient AI known as Ship. Devoted X-Men readers may be familiar with the techno-organic being, but the character/vehicle is generally not known by the general public. Originally created millions of years ago by an alien race known as the Celestials, Ship was enslaved by Apocalypse and used as a personal headquarters and battle station for the self-proclaimed mutant god. Ship was most recently featured in Rick Remender’s award-winning series Uncanny X-Force as Phantom X’s personal vehicle and friendly AI companion.
X-Men: Apocalypse will star Oscar Issac as the film’s titular villain as well as introduce Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Tye Sheridan (Mud) and Alexandra Shipp (Ray Donovan) as Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm respectively. It’s set to be released May 27, 2016.
What do you think reader? Any guesses as to what the mysterious object is? Are you excited for X-Men: Apocalypse? Let us know in the comments below.
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