Principal photography on X-Men: Apocalypse wrapped in Montreal just a few weeks ago, with the highly-anticipated superhero movie now starting post-production. We got to see a number of images from the set during production, many of which came from director Bryan Singer himself. Today, new photos have surfaced from the post-production process, courtesy of X-Men Newz, which gives us a new look at the villainous Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), and our best look yet at Archangel (Ben Hardy).
We have previously seen Apocalypse in the teaser trailer that was shown during 20th Century Fox's Comic-Con panel, but this photo gives us possibly our best look at the villain yet. We have also seen Archangel's costume design before, but today's image gives us our first look at Ben Hardy on the set, pictured alongside Olivia Munn's Psylocke and both of their respective stunt doubles. Another photo reveals a number of these mutants all assembled together in front of a green screen, including Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Moira McTaggert (Rose Byrne), all of whom are seen wearing new tactical outfits.
Naturally, we don't have any details about the scene these characters are all filming, but hopefully we'll find out more information soon. The plot centers on Oscar Isaac's title character, who is searching for his Four Horsemen. He finds Storm (Alexandra Shipp) in her hometown of Cairo, Archangel in a Berlin fight club, Psylocke working for Caliban behind the Iron Curtain and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) in Poland, where he is living in exile after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. When Professor X (James McAvoy) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) learn of his plans, they form a team of new mutants to stop him.
Bryan Singer directs from a script by Simon Kinberg, based on a treatment he worked on with Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty. 20th Century Fox has already set a May 27, 2016 release date, putting it up against Disney's sequel Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass. It isn't known when the studio plans on releasing the first official trailer at this time.
The story is set in 1983, 10 years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. It isn't known yet if the film will connect to the original X-Men movie, which started the beloved franchise back in 2000. While we wait for more details, check out these new X-Men: Apocalypse photos and stay tuned for updates. What characters would you like to see revealed in the next wave of photos?