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Bryan Singer has been keeping us regularly updated on the progress of his currently-filming X-Men: Apocalypse, and his latest photo from the set teases a potentially very interesting addition to the stacked line-up of mutants that are already set to appear in the movie. Check out the image below!
In addition to featuring a shout-out to Assistant Director Josh McLagen, this Instagram post from Bryan Singer also teases a mutant power that we actually haven't seen yet in the franchise: the ability to communicate with animals. What other conclusions could one draw from the phrase "mutant guided incoming owl?" Of course, this has us thinking about the lexicon of mutants at Bryan Singer's disposal, and while there are multiple characters in the Marvel universe who have this ability, I'm personally thinking that this is a hint that Danielle Moonstar a.k.a. Mirage a.k.a. Psyche will be making her first live-action appearance.
In the comics, Dani Moonstar is best known for her ability to create life-like illusions that she can use to fool her enemies, but one of the powers that she was born with was the ability to talk with animals.As seen in the image above she is also been known to wield a bow-and-arrow, which also just so happens to be the weapon of choice of the men featured in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse set photo from yesterday:
Furthermore, it was officially announced this week that 20th Century Fox has hired The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone to make a new X-Men spin-off title called The New Mutants, and in the comics Danielle Moonstar was one of the original members of the team. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty confident in this guess.
X-Men: Apocalypse is currently in production up in Canada, and Fox is prepping to have the movie out on May 27, 2016. While it's unclear who amongst the known cast is taking part in the forest-y scene featured in the images above, the movie is stuffed with a fantastic ensemble that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Lana Condor, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Olivia Munn and Oscar Isaac. Hopefully Bryan Singer will make some kind of announcement about the mutant he is teasing soon.