X-Men: Apocalypse isn't slated to hit theaters until May 2016, but director Bryan Singer is revealing so much with behind-the-scenes photos on social media, that the movie already feels like a big part of our lives. Singer's latest picture update from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse is however sure to make you nostalgic for past X-Men films.
Singer posted a photo of Patrick Stewart, who has famously portrayed Professor X throughout the X-Men movie franchise, visiting the set of X-Men: Apocalypse. He and Stewart were "reminiscing about our own #daysoffuturepast," according to the caption. Singer and Stewart were joined by director Jason Reitman, whose live reading of The Big Lebowski, starring Michael Fassbender as The Dude at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal Friday, to whom Singer also gave a shout-out in the photo caption.
It probably makes you feel a little warm and fuzzy inside to see this X-Men favorite return to the set of the franchise, but you might be a little confused, too. Stewart had revealed in a January interview on Larry King Now that he and co-star/off-screen bestie Ian McKellan wouldn't be returning to reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse.
"I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. And so I don't think we'll be making an appearance," Stewart said, regarding his involvement in the 1983-set sequel on Larry King Now.
This photo is however sure to get some fans speculating about a surprise cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse from the legendary British actor. Or he really could have just been thinking about the good old days with Singer. We'll have to wait until X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters May 27, 2016 to find out.
Check out Singer's photo below.
Trying to look intensely thoughtful, @sirpatstew and #jasonreitman visiting #xmen #apocalypse #xmenapocalypse set and reminiscing about our own #daysoffuturepast. Looking forward to "jasonreitmanlivereading tonight of #biglebowski with #michaelfassbender as "The Dude!"
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 24, 2015 at 11:17am PDT
Via: Entertainment Weekly