If a film were like a building, then for the architect to begin building, he or she would have to assemble the proper materials needed before building could commence. In the case of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, director Bryan Singer is the architect and during this time of pre-production, he’s gathering all the necessary pieces in order to start the build towards a new installment of the X-Men film franchise. News has been pouring in about the recent cast additions such as Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry, but while all that is going on, the world in which their characters will inhabit is being rebuilt.

Previously, Singer tweeted a picture of a set being built. This first set picture from the film looked an awful lot like the long, metallic hallway that leads to Cerebro, Professor Charles Xavier’s device that amplifies his telepathic powers in order to detect and locate mutants around the world. Now, the most recent picture that he shared with his followers on Twitter shows us that the device will indeed be making a comeback, although it’s looking pretty bare bones at the moment. Check out the picture of the set in progress below:

Cerebro has had many functions throughout the years such as locating members of the X-Men or their foes, but in the short-lived animated series ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’, the machine served as a link to the past from the present as the Professor X of the future communicated with the present day team in order to instruct them on how to stop the events of ‘Days of Future Past’ from happening. It’s possible that Bryan Singer could have incorporated this into his upcoming film. Even if he doesn’t, Cerebro could still be very useful to the X-Men.

How do you think Cerebro will be utilized in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’? Do you think James McAvoy’s Professor X will be the one harnessing it’s power or will Patrick Stewart’s version of the character be using it more? Share your theories in the comments below!

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry hits theaters on July 18, 2014.