Another mutant villain will be added to the list of adversaries in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
Instagram user Benjamin Malatre Bureau recently shared a photo of the Marvel movie souvenir keychain.
He claimed to have received the keychain after spending “four crazy days” on the film’s set in Quebec, in Canada. Bureau said he met Ben Hardy (who plays Angel), Jennifer Lawrence (as Mystique), Kodi Smit-McPhee (as Nightcrawler) and Nicholas Hoult (as Beast). He also mentioned that he also saw the actor who will play the mutant villain called The Blob.
Bureau described the man who will portray The Blob as a 540-pound French-Canadian actor.
Back from the #footage of #akkaba #xmenapocalypse at #montreal #mtl #canada #quebec 4 crazy days with #benhardy #JenniferLawrence #cody aka #nightcrawler and #thebeast #beast with also #blob too man I will remember those days for the rest of my life !!! Thanks #melsstudios. Folks be rdy for May 26 2016 😛 #marvel
According to Cinema Blend, The Blob, a.k.a. Frederick Dukes, first appeared in 1964’s X-Men #3. He worked alone at first but was later recruited into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants headed by Magneto. Blob has super strength, extreme endurance to sustain physical injury and has the ability generate gravitational field that makes him immovable while on the ground.
Blob last appeared in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and was played by Kevin Durand. Fred was one of Wolverine and Sabretooth’s teammates on William Stryker’s strike force. He gained weight after the team broke up and that made him a huge fat man.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” already has the Four Horsemen (Magneto, Storm, Psylocke and Angel) on its list of supervillains.
Meanwhile, “X-Men: Apocalypse” director Bryan Singer shared few photos from the set.
The photos were takes place in Egypt, most likely near Apocalypse’s old stomping grounds, Comic Book noted.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” released a trailer during San Diego Comic Con 2015 in July. It was meant for the conference audience but the trailer was later leaked online.
In an interview with SlashFilm, producer Hutch Parker denied that the footage leaks was designed as part of a marketing plan as some people claim.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” is set to be released in theaters on May 27, 2016.