On the heels of his successful "X-Men: Days of Future Past" film, director Bryan Singer will step up his game by introducing the legendary X-Men villain Apocalypse in his next installment, "X-Men: Apocalypse."
"It's a big monster of a movie," he said in an interview with Empire Magazine. "The stakes are so high and global and the villain â€¨is so mythic. It's definitely an X-Men movie, but it really feels different."
As epic as the film promises it to be, however, it's back to the basics again with actors Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner and Alexandra Shipp, who will play younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm respectively. "They're as much a part â€¨of the movie as our main cast," explained writer/producer Simon Kinberg. "Scott is not yet the squeaky-clean leader. Storm is â€¨a troubled character who is going down the wrong path in life. And Jean is complex, interesting and not fully mature. It's fun to see someone struggling with their powers when you know one day they'll become the most powerful person in the world."
Singer also produced new pieces of concept art, which show an ancient Egyptian setting, a new Cerebro helmet, what appears to be a new Blackbird engine and metal wings for Angel, which the character acquires from Apocalypse in the comics.
Just yesterday, Singer released a promo clip that offers a good look at young Nightcrawler in his entirety. Some other, unofficial set photos also surfaced online as the film began shooting.
"X-Men: Apocalypse" is scheduled to open on May 27, 2016.