New X-Men: Apocalypse Set Image Is Over The Top, Promises Big Things

X-Men: Apocalypse has promised to feature untold amounts of devastation, so there will be plenty of property damage when the X-Men and Apocalypse go head-to-head. This is exemplified by a new picture from the production that shows the iconic letter the superhero team calls their own being formed from parts of a damaged structure. Check it out.

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Bryan Singer’s new behind-the-scenes look on Instagram shows the director standing in front of two metal beams that have fallen to form that all-too-familiar ‘X.’ Behind the massive letter is a partially destroyed building covered in green screens, so we’ll see some kind of visual effects added to the set in post-production, which I’m guessing will be massive flames. Singer’s caption reads, "Someone drop something?" The X frequently pops up in the X-Men movies, whether it’s the symbol on the door leading to Cerebro or Wolverine slicing through that wall in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. However, this is by far it’s biggest appearance, though more literally than figuratively.

Singer has earned notoriety for giving fans glimpses of the X-Men: Apocalypse shooting process over the last couple months. His most recent pictures show off the film’s massive Egyptian sets, him playing "guitar" with what may be one of Angel’s metallic feather blades, and making it look like Alexandra Shipp’s Storm is in the Egyptian desert. This latest picture promises that things are going to get hectic, just as they usually do when Apocalypse shows up in the comics and other media. A photo from earlier in the year showed Cyclops and Havok’s parents watching the conflict unfold on television, so this won’t just be a self-contained fight between the Egyptian mutant and the superhero team. The whole world will be watching. As for how those beams form an X, it could just be a freak occurrence, or maybe Magneto used his metal manipulating powers to place them together like that, either to send a message or just for fun.

After sleeping for thousands of years, X-Men: Apocalypse’s eponymous villain, originally known as En Sabah Nur, awakens in the 1980s and is not be pleased with what has become of the planet. Recruiting Magento, Storm, Angel, and Psylocke as his Four Horsemen, he attempts to usher in his world order were the strong will thrive and the weak will be wiped out, no matter if they’re mutant or human. It will be up to the X-Men, both experienced veterans and students at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, to stop the world’s first mutant from tearing the planet apart.

X-Men: Apocalypse will be released in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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