X-Men: Apocalypse is the third and final installment in the X-Men: First Class feature film trilogy, and is being directed by Bryan Singer, who initially brought this particular Marvel comic book world to the big screen in 2000. The forthcoming 20th Century Fox comic book movie will (among other things) feature Egyptian locales; not just because the eponymous Apocalypse (Oscar Issac) hales from that area, but also because one of Charles Xavier’s (James McAvoy) gifted mutant students hales from there, too.
The character in question is Ororo Munroe (played by Straight Outta Compton‘s Alexandra Shipp). After leaking an image of Storm overlooking a sand-swept Cairo, Singer has just revealed a little more regarding Shipp’s young mutant in X-Men: Apocalypse (with his typical flair for understatement).
Taking to his Instagram account this afternoon, Singer posted a short video (see below) of himself on a studio set, with one side featuring a bar – from a leftover set piece for Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall – and Storm’s apartment on the other, situated within the previously teased Cairo location. The director doesn’t tease any specific plot details concerning the depicted setting, though he appears to be deep in the thick of things on the forthcoming X-Men adventure.
Since the closing credits for X-Men: Days of Future Past concluded with the first look at Apocalypse on the big screen, audiences everywhere have been awaiting a return to the X-Men cinematic universe to see what happens when Professor X and his young X-Men cross paths with the powerful villain and his Four Horsemen. Taking a cue from his fellow director J.J. Abrams, Singer has been careful to avoid revealing too much, too soon, from his forthcoming X-Men film. However, with videos such as the one featured above, the director is certainly doing his best to keep fans interested and speculating about what to expect.
Based on previously-released X-Men: Apocalypse images highlighting new and returning characters alike – as well as the sneak peeks at the Cairo sets offered by Singer – Apocalypse certainly seems to have the potential to be a worthwhile conclusion to the First Class trilogy. It remains to be seen what comes next for the X-Men franchise after Apocalypse hits the scene and then Hugh Jackman finishes his run as Wolverine in 2017, but at least Singer is in a good position to end his time making X-Men films on a strong note.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters in the U.S. on May 27, 2016; Deadpool on February 12th, 2016; Gambit on October 7th, 2016; Wolverine 3 on March 3rd, 2017; Fantastic Four 2 on June 9th, 2017; and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13th, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.
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