There’s no getting around the fact that 2016 will represent a landmark year for comic book movies. Between Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Russo Brothers’ Captain America: Civil War, and Ryan Reynolds’ chance for superhero redemption with Deadpool, it seems like we finish over analyzing one piece of promotional material for a 2016 superhero film just in time to dissect the next.

Trailers for a number of these comic book blockbusters have already dropped – though, neither Civil War nor Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse have gotten official teaser trailers yet. However, that will soon change in both cases.

Singer has mastered the art of teasing his X-Men films through social media by now – and most recently, the director has posted a photo to his Instagram account stating that an X-Men: Apocalypse teaser will be “coming soon.” Singer looks visibly tired in the photo, in which he is accompanied by John Ottman — who edited and scored X2: X-Men United, as well as X-Men: Days of Future Past – as you can see, below:

Back in the cutting room w #johnottman teaser coming soon.

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In the background of the image is a blurry yet still recognizable Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) who appears to be firmly engaged in debate with an unknown party – maybe Apocalypse even (as played by Oscar Isaac). Xavier has a full head of quintessentially 1980s hair, suggesting that whatever happens in this film will lead to his eventual hair-loss, as the actor has already been shown in past Apocalypse set photos with a shaved head.

That being said: while this image certainly whets one’s appetite for a full X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, exactly how long Singer means by “soon” is not made abundantly clear.

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Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), and Psylocke (Olivia Munn)


Singer has consistently used his Instagram account to showcase bits of X-Men: Apocalypse throughout its production. These photos showcase his already apparent passion for the project and should instill confidence in the legions of fans who wish to see the project done justice on the big screen. Trailers for trailers have become incredibly common in recent years, but Singer’s recognizable connection to the franchise grants the film a great deal of free marketing through the simple use of his Instagram.

No doubt, though, 20th Century Fox will unveil the full-length Apocalypse teaser trailer either this month or next (read: sometime before 2015 draws to a close). In the meantime, you can read about the footage from the film that was shown this past summer, at the San Diego Comic-Con…

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Deadpool opens in theaters February 12, 2016; X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016; Gambit on October 7, 2016; Wolverine 3 on March 3, 2017; Fantastic Four 2 on June 9, 2017; and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.

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