Bryan Singer recently took a break from filming “X-Men: Apocalypse” to visit his childhood home in New Jersey, which he recently purchased. The director shared photos and videos of the trip on Instagram.
In one photo, he can be seen sitting in a helicopter and smiling. He captioned it, “Landing in New York City for the night. Tomorrow seeing my mom and my recently purchased childhood home. Then back to Montreal for #Xmen #XmenApocalypse.” In another picture, he can be seen standing with his mother in front of a white bungalow. He captioned it, “With my mom in front of my childhood home in New Jersey I bought back. #nostalgic.
He even shared a video, in which he can be seen standing in the backyard of the home. He reveals in the video that when he was 10 years old he saw lightning hit the roots of a tree as he watched, terrified, from a window.
Singer, who rose to fame with 2000's “X-Men” and 2003's “X2,” has been busy for more than a month directing “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the ninth installment in the “X-Men” series. He has also been sharing behind-the-scenes updates from the set on his Instagram account. Most recently he shared a video of a secret scene being shot in the hallway of an underground mansion. He has also shared a still from a Quicksilver scene and has revealed Professor Xavier’s Cerebro machine.
Singer is enthusiastic about the film. “It's a big monster of a movie," he told Empire magazine, adding that "the stakes are so high and global and the villain is so mythic. It's definitely an 'X-Men' movie, but it really feels different."
The villain in the film is Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac. He is an immortal mutant who can change his molecular form and can take any physical form. Singer has directed from the screenplay by Simon Kinberg. Other cast members include James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor and Olivia Munn.
"X-Men: Apocalypse" is scheduled to open May 27, 2016.