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(Note: possible SPOILERS for X-Men: Apocalypse below)

Now, the next few years are set to see a whole heap of awesome superheroic cinematic adventures head our collective way - including some potentially era-defining offerings in the forthcoming forms of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War.

For everyone who followed Marvel comics - and, specifically, the X-Men - throughout the 1980s and 1990s, though, there's likely a special place in your heart for a certain X-Men: Apocalypse, which looks set to finally bring the classic X-villain Apocalypse to the big screen.

And, from the looks of it, it might just be bringing a whole lot more than that...

X-Men: Apocalypse Seems Set to Feature at Least One (Previously Unseen) Classic Marvel Hero

The clue? This stunning piece of concept art recently posted to Instagram by the movie's director Bryan Singer...

Now, from the looks of it, that's an image of Apocalypse within his celestial spacecraft, Ship - which, seeing as Singer has posted the concept art online, suggests we're presumably set to see Ship in the final film.

Which, seeing as the comic-book version of Ship was a super-intelligent A.I. with its own personality which, eventually, found its way towards the side of good, could be pretty huge news for comic-book fans.

It's also, though, a hint that we may well be seeing a fairly faithful depiction of both Apocalypse's origin story - and his role within the comics. Ship, after all, played a major part in his transformation into the tyrannical, human-hating villain we know and love.

It also, though, played a huge role in the very-much-related story of the superhero Cable - The X-Men's Cyclops' son, who was raised in the future after contracting a techno-organic virus...on board Ship.

Could the presence of Ship, then, suggest that we may also get the chance to see Cable?

Well, since the character has long been rumored to appear in a Deadpool solo movie - which is now very much also on its way - it certainly wouldn't be out of the question.

Now, just to pretend that May 2016 is way closer to arriving than it actually is...

What do you think, though? Does the apparent arrival of Ship mean we'll see Cable in X-Men: Apocalypse? Are there any other heroes - or villains - you think we'll see?



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