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Within the X-Men's big screen franchise, there are fewer locations more iconic than Cerebro. The "big, round room" made its big screen debut in Bryan Singer's first X-Men movie back in 2000, and it has popped up in three movies since. Now it's been confirmed that the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse will feature at least one scene in Cerebro, as seen in the image below:
Bryan Singer has continued to give fans constant sneak peeks into the production of X-Men: Apocalypse, and today on Instagram he revealed the return of the massive set that is Cerebro. You may remember the director teasing the return of the mutant hunting device a few months ago, but it's still pretty damn impressive to look at in its full construction.
We can presume that it will be James McAvoy's Charles Xavier once again using the device in X-Men: Apocalypse - but that simple idea speaks to what the character's larger role in the movie will be. The movie is set about a decade after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and will find Professor X finally living up to his title and opening the doors to Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters. It appears as though the future heroes included in the film's crop of young students will be Cyclops (played by Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (played by Sophie Turner), Nightcrawler (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee), Jubilee (played by Lana Condor), and Storm (played by Alexandra Shipp). Perhaps there will be a scene where Professor X uses Cerebro to find all of these mutants and recruit them for his school.
There is one thing about this Cerebro that will certainly be different from the one in X-Men: Days of Future Past, though, and it involves the primary user's follicle number. While McAvoy kept his long brown locks for his performance in the 2014 blockbuster, it's been confirmed that X-Men: Apocalypse will have the Scottish actor performing scenes in Cerebro with the metal helmet directly applied to his bald scalp:
In addition to the impressive list of actors mentioned above, X-Men: Apocalypse will also feature Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Ben Hardy as Angel, and Oscar Isaac as the titular villain Apocalypse. The film is currently deep into production up in Quebec, Canada, but production on the massively-scaled comic book movie doesn't seem to be nearing the finish line any time soon. Stay tuned for more updates, and get ready for the blockbuster to hit theaters on May 27, 2016.