As Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios negotiate for shared custody of Spider-Man, Twentieth Century Fox continues to go solo with it steadily expanding X-Men cinematic universe. Standalone titles Gambit and Deadpool are in development alongside another Wolverine movie, but next on Fox's slate is sequel/prequel X-Men: Apocalypse, which continues the trend of "historical" X-Men movies by stepping forward another decade from X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Introduced in the post-credits scene of the last film, Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) is an ancient and extremely powerful mutant who will serve as the latest foe of the X-Men. The movie will be set in the 1980s and will introduce younger versions of Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner).
With the production start date still several months away there's very little information available about the plot of X-Men: Apocalypse. Even the actors claim not to have seen the script yet. Director Bryan Singer, however, has been sharing photos from pre-production on his Instagram account that include images of a very early Cerebro set build and a model of Professor Xavier's mansion.
Singer's latest share is a very mysterious piece of production art for X-Men: Apocalypse. It shows what appears to be some kind of ship and an indistinct figure dressed in yellow standing at the bottom of a ramp leading into it. At a guess this ship could be Ship, the sentient A.I. that acted as Apocalypse's mobile home base for a while in the comics.