There is a very good chance that Bryan Singer is more excited to be working on these movies than we, the fans, are to be seeing the films, as evidenced by his presence on social media and all the news and photo’s he’s leaked thus far by that media for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ His latest photo, taken in a set that appears to be an underground subway tunnel (where fans of the comics remember the ‘X-Men’ have often come into contact with the Morlocks), has the tag of “Shooting Caliban’s place of “business.” So first off, we have confirmation that Caliban, the mutant with the power to sense and track mutants and who eventually becomes one of Apocalypses minions, is officially part of the film, but based on the location and the fact that Caliban is also associated with Morlocks, we can also pretty much assume that the Morlocks will be part of the film as well.
Singer was relatively quiet in posting the picture, not giving the news item much fanfare, but the internet picked up on it regardless, as Caliban is a character from the comics never before seen on the big screen, though he was featured in the ‘X-Men’ animated show in the 90’s, as well as ‘X-Men: Evolution.’ He was first introduced by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum (his creators) in 1981, using his ability to track and sense mutants alongside mutant Callisto to gather exiled mutants and organize them into the group known as the Morlocks, who lived in abandoned subway tunnels beneath New York City. So far we have heard no casting news about the character, which might mean his role in the film might not be as large as other roles, or just that Singer and crew have kept his presence secret, an impressive feat nowadays.
What are your thoughts on Caliban and the Morlocks joining ‘X-Men: Apocalypse?’ Is Singer doing fan service by throwing as many elements from the comics into his final film in the ‘X-Men’ universe? Or do you think this will fit the story without feeling like too many new mutants being crammed into one film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!