X-Men Movie Leak Shows The Grey-Blue Apocalypse Fans Wanted
New leaked images that seem to be from the post-production studios and set of the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie show a different look for the film’s primary antagonist and a first-time sneak peek at several of the X-Men in their costumes.
The images first appeared on a couple of Tumblr sites and were subsequently taken down, but not before they started popping up on Twitter. The aforementioned shot of Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse shows the villain in what seems to be the classic comic book grey and blue that fans were found screaming for after the first official reveal of the character in an Entertainment Weekly exclusive.
Leaked screen shot of Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse pic.twitter.com/q3FgohrXHn
— X-Men: Apocalypse (@XApocalypse2016) September 11, 2015
Of course, we can’t really say whether 20th Century Fox decided to ditch the deep-blue Apocalypse in lieu of negative fan feedback or it’s a combination of the camera angle, lighting and post production effects working its magic. It could even be the studio’s take on the immortal mutant’s ability to control his body at the molecular level, but what’s important is that it looks impressive. Isaac’s En Sabah Noor getup in the EW shots seemed too human and not nearly as intimidating as the X-Men nemesis from the comic books. Let’s hope this leak isn’t fake. Another two post-production images are of frames showing several members of the X-Men together, including Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops, Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, Kodi Smit-McPhee’s Nightcrawler and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, all rocking black suits for which the web clearly has mixed feelings.
#XMenNation We Have Our 1st UnOffical Look At The ‘X-Men’ In Costume From #XMenApocalypse #XMen #Marvel #XMen15 pic.twitter.com/2YqKcbJCeq — X-Men: News (@XMenNewz) September 11, 2015
#XMenNation… Yup, Those Are My Beloved #XMen, All On Screen, At The Same Time! http://t.co/pg38geUkKe #Marvel pic.twitter.com/qYQa8U6Nh8 — X-Men: News (@XMenNewz) September 11, 2015
The last in this series of leaks, which is most likely a photo from the film’s set, offers a first-time look at Archangel, to be played by Ben Hardy, standing alongside Olivia Munn in her Psylock costume.
X-Men: News- New Behind The Scenes Look At ‘Psylocke’ & ‘Angel’ From #XMenApocalypse #XMenNation #Marvel #XMen pic.twitter.com/NRpiMeIRpG
— X-Men: News (@XMenNewz) September 11, 2015
Directed by Bryan Singer, who took up the same role in the first two films of the original trilogy and the acclaimed X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse is currently in post production and will be hitting theaters on May 27, 2016.