What’s this?! Angel? Wasn’t that character introduced in X-Men: The Last Stand played by Ben Foster? Who cares?! I guess we’re retconning that thing right out of existence now because thanks to some production act released by director Bryan Singer, it looks like Warren Worthington III is going to popping up 80s style in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. The art work is the latest reveal concerning the next X-film which begins shooting in Montreal next month, but it also has some interesting implications on the franchise and some interesting references back to the comic book. From the looks of things in the art work, matters aren’t looking too good for Angel, but if you know the comic books, that doesn’t mean it can’t get worse…

Here’s the new art courtesy of Singer’s Instagram page:

Some production art. #XMEN #XmenApocalypse

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

Sad stuff. One’s kind of reminded of Big Bird’s “Blue Bird of Unhappiness” scene in the Sesame Street movie Follow that Bird. Presumably though, Angel isn’t going to spend the whole movie stuck in a cage, but maybe this is how we will meet the new Warren.

Despite the continuity snafu, it is interesting for a couple of reasons to have Angel as part of the cast in the new film. First of all, with the exception of Iceman (played by Shawn Ashmore), all the original X-Men will be together on the same team, at the same time. Nicholas Hoult is returning as Beast, and Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan have been cast as the young Jean Grey and Cyclops respectively.

Angel also has a long history with the film’s titular villain, Apocalypse (played in the movie by Oscar Isaac), who in the comics captures Angel, removes his organic wings and replaces them with living metal ones making him the Archangel, one of the horsemen of Apocalypse. Might a similar fate be in store for the movie Angel?

There’s no word on who might be playing Angel in Apocalypse, but Ben Hardy was cast in the film earlier this year in some mysterious role that wasn’t named at the time, but his blonde hair might be a nod to exactly what part he’s going to play.

X-Men: Apocalypse will be in theaters everywhere in May 2016.

Source: Movie Web

Category: Comics, Film

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