Director Bryan Singer has never been shy about sharing photos and videos from the sets of any of his movies, a tradition that has continued in X-Men: Apocalypse. Ever since principal photography began in late April, the filmmaker has been sharing a number of photos and videos, and today, his latest video shows off a bit of movie magic. As it turns out, the superhero movie is using the same set as Roland Emmerich's upcoming gay rights drama Stonewall, with Bryan Singer showing how part of that bar set was turned into Storm's (Alexandra Shipp) Cairo apartment. Take a look at the director's statement from his Instagram page earlier today.
"Shoutout to @rolandemmerich who is finishing #idr #id4 in #Albuquerque. Looking forward to seeing his film #stonewall as we took his remaining #bar set and made it our #storm #cairo #apartment #1983 #xmen #apocalypse #xmenapocalypse #cinema #magic #setlife"
Earlier this month, the director also showed a photo where Storm was seen overlooking Cairo, with the help of technology known as SimulCam, which inserts CGI backdrops into green screen shots, live on the set. Last month, we saw part of another Egyptian set in a different photo posted by Bryan Singer, who was dwarfed by a truly massive statue. We're not sure how much filming is left on the Montreal set, but we know the director will keep us posted.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set in the year 1983, 10 years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The story centers on the villainous Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), who is assembling his Four Horsemen. Storm is one of these Horsemen, who Apocalypse finds in her hometown of Cairo. He also travels the world in collecting Ben Hardy's Archangel, Olivia Munn's Psylocke and Michael Fassbender's Magneto, who has been living a secluded life in Poland for the past 10 years, following the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Xavier (James McAvoy) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) eventually discover Apocalypse's plans, as they put together a team of young mutants such as Jubilee (Lana Condor), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to fight the ancient bad guy. Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Lucas Till (Havok), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert) are also returning to reprise their roles from X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. While we wait for more details, check out the latest video from the set below.