Earlier today, a report surfaced that 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse will undergo reshoots in Montreal starting in January 2016. If this report turns out to be true, Hugh Jackman will also be present for the reshoots, returning as the beloved Wolverine character. That report has yet to be confirmed, but earlier today, director Bryan Singer took to his Instagram page, where he revealed that he has returned to the cutting room with editor John Ottman, and that a new teaser trailer is coming soon.
"Back in the cutting room w #johnottman teaser coming soon.
The director's new photo revealed a monitor above the director and editor which features a new glimpse at James McAvoy as Profesor Xavier, along with what appear to be breakdowns of specific cuts for the aforementioned teaser trailer. X-Men: Apocalypse wrapped production in late August, after a four-month shoot in Montreal, with 20th Century Fox already setting a May 27, 2016 release date. The highly-anticipated superhero movie will go up against Disney's long-awaited sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
The all-star cast also includes Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Lucas Till (Havok), who all reprise their roles from X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past for the sequel. New cast members include Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse), Olivia Munn (Psylocke), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler). Bryan Singer directs from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg, based on a story created by Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.
It's possible that 20th Century Fox could attach the first teaser for X-Men: Apocalypse to upcoming movies such as The Peanuts Movie (November 6), Victor Frankenstein (November 25), Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (December 18) or Joy (December 25). It's worth noting that Victor Frankenstein stars James McAvoy and Joy stars Jennifer Lawrence, so either one of those projects could be used to launch the trailer debut, but the studio may also attach it to Jennifer Lawrence's highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 on November 20. When do you think the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse may debut? Take a look at Bryan Singer's new photo, and stay tuned for more on this upcoming trailer.