The schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is filling up fast, but a few of the major studios are skipping a Hall H presentation. Warner Bros. is planning to show a “sneak peek” of some upcoming releases, but Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios are all skipping the big stage this year.
That just leaves more room for Twentieth Century Fox and for potential teases of upcoming movies with the X-Men universe. Fox has a Hall H presentation planned for Saturday evening, and while fans can probably expect to see more from this year’s Fantastic Four reboot, the big question so far has been whether or not Fox will have something to show from X-Men: Apocalypse, which is currently filming in Montreal.
Now X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has offered the first indication that there will be footage from the movie on show, in an Instagram post promoting a screening of the ‘Rogue Cut’ of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Along with a new teaser for the ‘Rogue Cut’, Singer says that he’s “Also hoping I can bring some stuff to show you #hallh from #xmenapocalypse.” That’s not a 100% guarantee, but it’s unlikely that Singer would tease footage from X-Men: Apocalypse if there wasn’t a good chance of it happening.
X-Men: Apocalypse will continue the prequel story of Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his latest fledgling band of X-Men as they face off against an ancient and powerful mutant called Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and his Four Horsemen. The film is set in the 1980s, and will see the introduction of young versions of Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee).
Singer’s statement that he hopes to “bring some stuff” indicates that he will personally be present at Comic-Con, which means that cast members from X-Men: Apocalypse may also show up. The fact that the movie is still shooting makes this seem less likely, but last year Marvel took to the stage with an impressive number of main cast members from Avengers: Age of Ultron, despite the fact that principal photography didn’t conclude until a couple of weeks later.
X-Men: Apocalypse‘s release date means that this year is the only chance Fox will get to promote the movie at Comic-Con. It would be a waste of Hall H stage time to not offer a look at the studio’s biggest upcoming comic book movie, so despite Singer’s non-committal wording it’s safe to assume there will be something to see from the next X-Men adventure on Saturday.
Fantastic Four opens on August 7, 2015; Deadpool on February 12, 2016; X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016; Gambit on October 7, 2016; Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3, 2017; Fantastic Four 2 on June 9, 2017; and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13, 2018.
Source: Bryan Singer