Earlier today, we showed you new X-Men: Apocalypse photos, which featured several mutants such as Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender). If those weren't enough for you, then perhaps the latest set photo from director Bryan Singer will do the trick. This image from the Montreal set features the director doing his best "air guitar" with what is assumed to be an Archangel prop. It's possible that this object, which looks like part of the character's wing, could be one of the super-sharp projectiles Archangel shoots from the forearms of his metallic suit in the comic books. But that has not been confirmed. This is the first time Archangel has been referred to by name, instead of Angel, although we don't get to see the actor who portrays him, Ben Hardy, in this photo.
Most fans assumed that Angel, a character first confirmed with a concept art image that surfaced in March, would turn into Archangel, but this is the first time that has been confirmed. The director used the hashtag #archangel with this Instagram photo, which will hopefully lead to our first look at Ben Hardy in costume as Archangel. It remains to be seen how much shooting is left on X-Men: Apocalypse, which has been shooting in Montreal since late April.
The story centers on the villainous Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), a 5,000-year-old mutant who is searching for his Four Horsemen. Ben Hardy's Archangel is one of the Horsemen, along with Olivia Munn's Psylocke and Alexandra Shipp as Storm. The final Horsemen is none other than Michael Fassbender's Magneto, who has been living a life of exile in Poland for the last 10 years, following the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
After Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) discover Apocalypse's plans, they recruit a new team of mutants such as Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Jubilee (Lana Condor), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to stop this nefarious threat. Professor X and Magneto have also become estranged in the 10 years that have passed since X-Men: Days of Future Past. What remains unclear at this point is where the franchise will go after this adventure, but Bryan Singer did confirm an intriguing rumor.
It was rumored that Bryan Singer is wanted to take the helm on The Fantastic Four 2, which would then segue into a crossover with the X-Men franchise. The director actually confirmed that there are plans for a crossover in the works, but it isn't known when this project may actually come to fruition. While we wait for more details on the crossover, check out the latest set photo from X-Men: Apocalypse.
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