‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Photo Shows Off Huge Practical Set for Oscar Isaac’s Villain
Bryan Singer continues to update fans from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, this time with an impressive photo that shows the scale and detail of the film’s set — in particular, an Egyptian set that may very well be home to Apocalypse, Oscar Isaac’s titular villain from the upcoming sequel.
Our last update from Singer’s set included a photo of Patrick Stewart (and director Jason Reitman) hanging out behind the scenes, which has gotten fans’ hopes up a bit about a possible elder Professor X cameo. Prior to that, Singer shared a photo of destruction in Cairo, which hints at Storm’s origin story and puts her right next door to Apocalypse.
Today’s photo highlights a very awesome practical set, with Singer noting that it reminds him of Raiders of the Lost Ark:
That is a very huge statue of Anubis, an Egyptian god with a jackal-like head who is associated with mummification and the afterlife. Anubis is actually his Greek name — the Egyptians call him Anapa.
While the most recent set photo shows off the practical, previous photos have included plenty of green screen, particularly for setting up another Quicksilver sequence, though we have no idea how Singer plans to top the one from X-Men: Days of Future Past.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.
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