We’re expecting the first teaser for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse any time now (see Bryan singer’s Instagram post below) but, in the meantime, we’ll have to make do with some X-spoilers, courtesy of Quicksilver.
Speaking to Details magazine, Evan Peters casually let slip just what Quicksilver is up to this time around: “The story is that my character is searching for his father and wants to find him. It starts there and then he jumps on the X-Men train and gets sucked up in this whole Apocalypse madness: He tries to stop him from destroying the world,” Peters said, referring to Magneto who is his father in the X-Men comics and the X-Men movie universe, unlike the Avengers/MCU universe.
“It starts there and then he jumps on the X-Men train and gets sucked up in this whole Apocalypse madness. He tries to stop him from destroying the world.”
In related news, it seems that reshoots are currently happening with Hugh Jackman and director Bryan Singer returning to Mel’s Studio in Montreal, Quebec, where the the bulk of the production was shot earlier this year. Now, while this is likely nothing more than standard reshoots, we’re hearing rumblings that, with Jackman finishing his portrayal of Wolverine after the third Wolverine movie (making Apocalyse his seocnd last outing), the studio wants to make him a bigger part than he originally was. Feel free to speculate among yourselves…
For those not already in the know, the official synopsis for the 1980s-set X-Men: Apocalypse goes a little something like this:
Since the dawn of civilisation, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible.
Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign.
As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
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