As production continues on the Montreal set of X-Men: Apocalypse, director Bryan Singer has shared yet another set photo on his Instagram page. While none of his cast members are seen in the photo, the filmmaker showcases his first assistant director, Josh McLagen, who is seen puppetteering a "mutant guided incoming owl." Here's what the filmmaker had to say on his Instagram page:
"My brilliant first A.D. #JoshMcLagen #Titanic #Avatar #XmenDaysofFuturePast #Xmen #XMenApocalypse masterfully puppeteers a mutant guided incoming owl. Odd, I know. :)"
The question is, which mutant was controlling this owl? And why? It's possible that Alpha Flight member Snowbird could be in the movie. She can transform herself into a large white owl, although she isn't a mutant. Snowbird wasn't "controlled" by any other mutant, so it's doubtful that Snowbird will have a presence here, but since we know very little about the story as a whole, anything is possible. And maybe Snowbird's powers are changed for the movie? We have heard in the past that 20th Century Fox is interested in introducing Alpha Flight characters into the movie franchise. And we know a series of spinoff are in the works starting with The New Mutants.
X-Men: Apocalypse closes out the X-Men trilogy that includes X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, with this new story set in the 1980s. The director sent out an equally cryptic photo yesterday of what appeared to be a handful of young soldiers brandishing wooden bow and arrows. Hopefully we'll get more insight into the production when Bryan Singer posts his next photo from the X-Men: Apocalypse set in Montreal.