Earlier today, we reported that production has finally begun on the highly-anticipated with a number of /x-men-apocalypse-kodi-smit-mcphee-nightcrawler-photo/X-Men: Apocalypse set photos that confirm the 1980s setting. As production continues today in Montreal, Empire Magazine has released two pieces of concept art, which tease a number of intriguing details. The images show the Archangel concept art we saw earlier this month, along with a new look at the mutant's jet, dubbed Blackbird, Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) wearing his Cerebro helmet, and even a look at ancient Egypt. As you may recall, the end credits scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past showed a young Apocalypse, using his telekinetic powers to assemble the massive pyramids in Egypt. Here's what Bryan Singer had to say about the Egyptian setting, confirming the entire movie will not be set in 1983.
"There are sequences that take place in the ancient time as well. I've always had a deep fascination with religious history, with ancient history."
While we can't see all of Xavier's head in this concept art illustration, it does show that he still has hair, which has some fans wondering if he will ever go bald like Patrick Stewart's version of the character from the original X-Men trilogy. Bryan Singer did confirm that James McAvoy's Xavier will have hair, but he isn't saying anything else on the matter."He'll have hair in the movie. That's all I'll say."
Producer Simon Kinberg also teased that Rose Byrne's character Moira McTaggert, who appeared in X-Men: First Class but not in last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, will have a romantic connection to Charles Xavier."Moira comes back in a big way. This is a chance to do something we haven't seen before, a proper Charles Xavier love story."
In addition, director Bryan Singer posted yet another set photo from a movie theater, which confirms that the movie is set "around 1983," which is evident since the movie theater marquee lists Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. What do you think about all these new details? Check out the concept art images from X-Men: Apocalypse below, and let us know what you think.