If the latest Instagram tease from X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer looks familiar, that’s because we’ve seen it before. Kind of.
Singer posted the above photo early Monday morning, which depicts Ben Hardy’s Angel entering a rather large UFC-like cage and shouting at the crowd. Along with the hashtags #eastberlin, #1982 and #fightclub, it’s safe to say that the character will have a rather violent introduction in the film. This might even play into why he becomes one of Apocalypse’s (Oscar Isaac) four horsemen.
It’s too early to glean any major plot points from the post, especially because X-Men: Apocalypse is still filming. However, it’s worth noting that the scene bears a striking resemblance to the introduction of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) in the first film. Sure, the wintry wastes of Alberta in 2000 are very, very different from Berlin circa 1982, back when the wall dividing East and West Germany was still standing.
Then again, the area and the time’s political context could play into Angel’s upbringing, especially if Singer combines it with the film series’s ongoing humans-hate-mutants-they’re-icky-let’s-kill-them plot point. East Germany was a terrible place to be for non-party members — just imagine how much worse it might have been for mutants.
We’ll know for sure when X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.
(Via Indie Revolver)