The concept art of Apocalypse’s tomb from “X-Men: Apocalypse” has been revealed online. It features a hieroglyphic-covered golden pyramid placed at the center of the tomb as a falcon peers at it. The falcon appears to have gold detailing and the walls of the tomb appear to have figures painted on them. A black metal body suit can be seen resting against the wall.
Entertainment Weekly released the image. According to Web speculation, archeologists may wake up the villain, who has been resting in the tomb for years. In the comics, Apocalypse uses celestial technology to enter periods of suspended animation. He awakes a century earlier than planned due to the arrival of time-traveling mutant Cable and decides to test the world. It is not known if the same storyline will be followed in the film.
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Oscar Isaac plays Apocalypse and he has already starting shooting scenes in Montreal. His arrival at the film’s set was teased by director Bryan Singer in a recent Instagram post.
According to Isaac, his version of Apocalypse will be almost biblical. “I’ve been reading the script a lot and trying to come at, for me, an interesting angle. Definitely focusing on the fact [that his character] is the embodiment of the second coming of the judgments of God and that energy going in. We're playing with that," he told Monkeys Fighting Robots. He said Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg have added interesting aspects to Apocalypse's characterization. “Trying to ... make his philosophy and [mission] one that is both simple but also holds water, that really makes sense throughout the whole movie," he said.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” also will star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor and Olivia Munn. Kinberg, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker are the producers. It opens May 27, 2016.