Bryan Singer teases fans with ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ pic

Bryan Singer, pictured in February 2013. Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

TORONTO — The director of X-Men: Apocalypse teased fans Tuesday with a behind-the-scenes photo that seems to suggest the movie will go back at the origins of Storm.

“Tip toeing through ruined #Cairo #1983 #xmen #apocalypse,” Bryan Singer wrote in the caption for a photo showing him on a soundstage at Montreal’s Cité du Cinéma.

According to Uncanny X-Men #102, published in 1976, Storm was orphaned in Egypt as a child during the Suez Crisis and became a prolific thief on the streets of Cairo, where one of her victims was Professor Xavier.

“Yes this is were (sic) Storm meets Apocalypse hopefully,” a fan wrote on Singer’s Instagram.

Another commented: “Awesome, looks like we will finally get to see the Origins of Storm in Cairo – maybe show her recruitment by Apocalypse on his home turf.”

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One fan thought Singer shared too much. “Would have preffered (sic) to not knowing its (sic) in Cairo, the pic itself would have been more than enough as a tease, but oh well…”

In Apocalypse, Storm is played by 24-year-old Alexandra Shipp. In previous X-Men movies, the older version of the character was portrayed by Halle Berry.

X-Men: Apocalypse, which is shooting in Montreal until Sept. 4, is due for release on May 27, 2016.

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