Monday, March 09, 2015

"X-Men: Apocalypse" - Set Images

Sneak Peek new set images of the construction of the next generation 'Cerebro', plus the interior, set-dressed foyer of the 'Xavier Mansion', in preperation for the April 2015 Montreal start of the Fox feature "X-Men: Apocalypse":

In other news, Rose Byrne ("X-Men: First Class") confirmed she will reprise her role as Marvel Comics' 'Moira MacTaggert'.

"She's a significant character in the movie, " confirmed screenwriter Simon Kinberg:

"We ended 'First Class' with 'Charles' having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the 'X-Men'. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them...It’s certainly a rich relationship that we started to dig into in 'First Class', and would like to mine more in this one...." 

"This new movie is the completion of the first arcs of Charles, 'Eric', 'Raven' and 'Hank', who are essentially our main characters," They’re such young actors and young characters, so there’s a lot more story to tell. But as a first phase of their lives, there is this feeling of closure by the end of the movie." 

In the Marvel Comics, 'Dr. Moira MacTaggert' is a geneticist and expert in mutant affairs. In "X-Men: First Class", her character was a 'CIA' agent.

'Apocalypse' is an ancient mutant debuting in Marvel Comics "X-Factor" #5 (May 1986), created by writer Louise Simonson and "Thor" illustrator Walt Simonson.

'Apocalypse' has appeared in several "X-Men" comic book spin-offs, limited series, Marvel merchandise, animation, toys, trading cards and games.

Born 5,000 years ago in 'Akkaba', the character subsequently appeared throughout history, encouraging civilizations to worship him as a god, manipulating them into fighting wars of conquest.

At some point, Apocalypse discovers advanced alien technology, transforming and enhancing himself, entering states of suspended animation.

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