|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse (2016) concept art|
Last week, director Bryan Singer posted concept art on Instagram from the upcoming X-Men: Days Future Past sequel X-Men: Age of Apocalypse. He teased it saying, "Some production art. #XmenApocalypse#GrantMajor I was a little busy but will continue to snap more."
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The image is intentionally obscured with a filter on the right-side, but we can still make out a figure and a large ship.
Like the previous film it's inspired by a comic book series. In the 1995 comic book an alternate timeline has the mutant Apocalypse taking over North America and turning mutants into a ruling class and killing millions of humans.In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Singer revealed that the movie will be set in 1983 and the plot will be partially based on the “Age of Apocalypse” comic though "[the movie] won’t necessarily create an alternate universe." He also said that the movie will be bigger that Days of Future Past saying, "You won’t feel at the end of the movie that it set up Apocalypse. What it does is it sets up possibilities. But what we’ll discover in Apocalypse is that events in this movie made that happen. … Apocalypse deals with ancient mutancy. What would humans have thought mutants were? What would mutants think humans were? You’re dealing with gods and things like that. And what if one survived and what if that found its way into our world?"
In the comics, En Sabah Nur or "the morning light" is born 5,000 years ago and becomes the first known mutant and has the ability to manipulate objects on the molecular level. It's speculated that the artwork shows Ship, who's an alien A.I. program that Apocalypse enslaved to use it's futuristic technology.
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What do you think of the concept art? Are you looking forward to X-Men: Age of Apocalypse? What do you think the concept art means?
Official X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Summary
Directed by Bryan Singer
Production Design by Grant Major
Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Rose Byrne, Ian McKellen, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Hardy
Release Dates: May 27, 2016
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