Director Bryan Singer has a history of blasting his social media accounts with production stills, behind-the-scenes snaps and teasing drops of info on his current projects. Considering that his next feature, X-Men: Apocalypse, is in the throes of pre-production, it was only a matter of time before something appeared on his online outlets. And, it appears that that time is now, as Singer has revealed the first piece of concept art for the mutant sequel.
Taking to Instagram to post the snap, he captioned it accordingly, stating that he was “a little busy, but will continue to snap more.”
Check it out below:
Since going live, the image has prompted a great deal of speculation across the web. What’s indisputable is that the central motif is of a ship. In the comic book mythology, before he fully becomes Apocalypse, the titular villain is known as En Sabah Nur. It’s believed that he derives much of his power after he uncovers the ship in ancient Egypt. It later goes on to become his base of operations and even serves to shelter some of the X-Men at one point.
But who is the figure beneath the hulking craft, we hear you asking. That too is unknown at this point, as neither Fox nor Singer has revealed specifics about the image. By its size and positioning, however, it could obviously be (and probably is) Apocalypse himself.
Starring James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, and Evan Peters, along with series newbies Oscar Isaac, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Channing Tatum and Alexandra Shipp, X-Men: Apocalypse arrives in theaters on May 27th, 2016.