Director Bryan Singer has revealed another image on his Instagram account from the sets of his upcoming movie “X-Men: Apocalypse.” It features Professor Charles Xavier’s (James McAvoy) telepathy enhancing machine Cerebro. In the photo, Singer can be seen standing in front of a globe-like detection device. He captioned the image “Cerebro is Spanish for brain. #Xmen #XmenApocalypse.”
In the comic book, Professor Xavier creates Cerebro to detect evil and good mutants after he decides to devote his life to protecting humanity. He recruits young mutant Jean Grey and uses her telepathic powers to calibrate the machine. Dr. Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult) later enhances it. It made its first appearance in 1964 in “X-Men” No. 1.
The primary version of Cerebro was seen in the original “X-Men” trilogy, whereas in 2011’s “X-Men: First Class,” McCoy’s improved version was shown. According to Web speculation, “X-Men: Apocalypse” will feature the primary version of Cerebro.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” is being shot in Montreal. Singer is directing it from the screenplay by Simon Kinberg. Other cast members include Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor and Olivia Munn.
McAvoy has shaved his head for the role of Professor X. His character will reportedly age in the film. “I'll be older in this one. [And] I think I'm losing my hair finally. And, yeah, that's kind of all I know,” the actor told the Huffington Post.
He also spoke about nature of the film, calling it "fairly apocalyptic." The film features Isaac as the titular villain Apocalypse and story line is set to revolve around him. According to Isaac, “he can do anything," Cinema Blend reported.
Even the costume of Apocalypse will be achieved by computer-generated imagery (CGI). "It’ll be a mix [of practical and digital]. I think it’ll be a mixture of physical,” the actor told Yahoo. The film opens May 27, 2016.