it’s our first glimpse at X-Men: Apocalypse in this rather awesome piece of concept art… but does this hint at the titular villain’s origins?
After recent casting announcements, we’re excited to see plenty of new faces heading to X-Men: Apocalypse… not least of which, Oscar Isaac as the colossal villain. But when will we get our first glimpse of him in the role? And what can we expect?
That’s probably a long way off, but for now here’s some impressive concept art that hints at the character’s comic book origins.
Released online via Instagram, director Bryan Singer unveiled this rather awesome piece of production art. And as you can see, it depicts a young Apocalypse encountering some kind of hulking machine.
Of course, fans of the comic books will soon realise that’s not just any old machine… and it’s likely to be ‘Ship’ – an intergalactic spaceship which En Sabah Nur (or Apocalypse to you and me) discovered during his time in ancient Egypt.
Although Ship is intrinsically linked to Apocalypse’s backstory, it eventually went on to become his base of operations. It was even taken over by the X-Men for a while, as well as having ties to the mutant, Cable.
But does this mean that Ship will appear on the big screen?
It certainly looks like it… and with a Deadpool movie coming in the near future, perhaps it’s time to set up Cable’s origin so he can join his old pal on the big screen.
Of course, Bryan Singer is renowned for teasing such things throughout the movie production process… and even tweeted images of the ‘60s Sentinels while filming Days of Future Past. Does this mean we’ll see more of Apocalypse as production progresses?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But I get the feeling Bryan Singer will be keen to show him off. And let’s face it – that image of Ship looks awfully similar to some of Apocalypse’s comic book armour.
X-Men: Apocalypse heads to cinemas on 19 May 2016.
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