Next “X-Men” Cast Photos, Apocalypse Talk

More bits of news from Bryan Singer’s upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past” have emerged. First up, official promo photos have gone online featuring eight characters including one never before seen – “The Intouchables” star Omar Sy as Bishop.

He joins the likes of Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Havok (Lucas Till) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) in the photos which you can see below.

Mwanwhile, with the X-Men franchise seemingly about to kick into high gear again with the likes of ‘Future Past,’ “X-Force” and more films – there’s also talk that the series will get a major multi-film antagonist in the way the upcoming Marvel universe films are about to use Thanos.

That antagonist? the ancient mutant Apocalypse. A source for Unleash the Fanboy says: “He’s definitely a big part of Fox’s whole plan for a big X-Men universe with spin-off movies. The Avengers really is the template here.”