Thursday, September 4, 2014

"X-Men: Apocalypse" Updates

According to reports, writer/director Bryan Singer and his "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" crew will return to Montreal, Quebec, April 2015 to shoot "X-Men: Apocalypse", the next film in the movie franchise based on Marvel Comics mutant superhero characters:

Set construction will reportedly start December 2014, again using the 27-acre studio facility Mel's Cité du Cinema. When "Days Of Future Past" filmed there, up to forty sets were constructed including an 'Exterior Monastery' that covered 36,500-square-foot in Mel's Studio H. 

'Apocalypse' is an ancient mutant appearing in Marvel Comics, debuting in "X-Factor" #5 (May 1986), created by writer Louise Simonson and "Thor" illustrator Walt Simonson.

'Apocalypse' has appeared in several "X-Men" comic books including spin-offs, limited series, Marvel merchandise, animated television series, toys, trading cards and games.

Apocalypse was born 5000 years ago in 'Akkaba', appearing throughout history, encouraging civilizations to worship him as a god from several ancient mythologies and testing their strength by manipulating them into fighting wars of conquest, claiming to have brought "growth, judgment, and destruction."

At some point, Apocalypse discovers advanced alien technology, which he uses to transform and enhance himself, entering states of suspended animation, while he waits for mutants to become more common.

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