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(Warning - mild SPOILERS for X-Men: Apocalypse may lie below, but seeing as they're from director Bryan Singer's own Instagram page, there's a pretty solid chance you're not going to have anything too major ruined for you. Proceed with caution and all that, though...)

X-Men: Apocalypse may still be just under a year away, but that doesn't mean we haven't already seen more than our fair share of hints, teases and cruelly-tantalizing glimpses of the movie. Now, sure, a handful of lucky fans may have seen a few minutes of footage at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, but for sheer quantity of (often cryptic) information, there's no beating one particular source: director Bryan Singer's Instagram feed.

Y'see, as it turns out:

Bryan Singer Has Already Revealed a Whole Lot About X-Men: Apocalypse on Instagram

Including such gems as:

These Major Casting Announcements

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Because sometimes, Twitter just isn't enough...

An Old Door with a New Secret

I know. Old door. But there'll be something new behind it. #XmenApocalypse

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Specifically, it seems:

A Brand New (Old) Cerebro

Humble start of the 1983 (guess which set) #XmenApocalypse We'll get there. #ProfessorX

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Which, it seems, will be seen with a classic (new? old?) set of wheels for a certain Professor...

Meet the New Chair, Same as the Old Chair

Chairs from original #Xmen & #XmenFirstClass Building a new, or shall I say old one, for #XmenApocalypse

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Before things got concept art-y, with:

Our First Hint of Apocalypse's Ship

Some production art. #XmenApocalypse #GrantMajor I was a little busy but will continue to snap more.

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Along with:

Another New Addition to the Cast

Excited to welcome @kodismitmcphee to the cast of #XmenApocalypse as young #Nightcrawler. @alexvaughanphoto

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Because NIGHTCRAWLER.

Even More Cerebro

My 4th #Cerebro #Xmen #XmenApocalypse

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Singer's fourth, as it turns out.

A Very Symbolic Staircase

Up which we'll presumably see our new mutants run, including:

Another New Arrival

I'd officially like to welcome our newest mutant #JubilationLee, #Jubilee @LanaCondor to #XMEN #Apocalypse

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Along with...

A Hint of a Grittier '80s Setting or Two

Scouting #XMEN #XmenApocalypse This is an elevator.

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Including:

A Glimpse of a Fallen Angel

Some production art. #XMEN #XmenApocalypse

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Or, at least, an early imagining of him...

Followed Up by a Closer Look

Archangel, anyone?

Before Yet Another Casting Announcement

Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #XMEN

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Which, in recent weeks, has proven to be an increasingly inspired-seeming piece of casting.

Along with a Returning Hero

Cry Havok, and let loose the dogs of war, and all that. Next up?

A Glimpse of Some Possible Inspiration

Paying respect. @iamtyesheridan @sophie_789

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With great power comes grea...no, wait, that's the other guy.

Our First Look at the Film's 1983 Setting

First day of shooting #XMEN #XMenApocalypse at the mall. Around #1983

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Along with...

Some Seriously '80s Outfits

Fun second day with @sophie_789 @lanacondor #JeanGrey #Jubilee #XMEN #XMenApocalypse

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Doubling up as our first look at Jean Grey and Jubilee in action.

Cyclops and Havok's Parents

Though, if Singer's planning on not pissing off a bunch of fans, who wants to bet that they're actually foster parents?

Next on the list?

A Fully Bald Charles Xavier

#Xavier reborn (in process ) #jamesmcavoy #XMEN #XMenApocalypse @xmenmovies

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FINALLY.

Low-Tech Trouble on the Way

The past catches up. #Xmen #XMenApocalypse

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For Magneto, it seems...

An Adorable Reunion

Back with the #thekidsinthehall #jenniferlawrence #mystique #nicholashoult #beast #Xmen #XMenApocalypse

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With the hallway, obviously.

A Subtle Character Reveal

Shooting Caliban's place of "business" #Xmen #XMenApocalypse

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Confirming Caliban is on his way...

A Shaven-Headed Storm

My girls! @sophiet @alexandrashipppp @gg_parker @redbullracing F1 Montreal #Xmen #XmenApocalypse

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Pre-added-on-Mohawk, as it turned out...

A Better Look at That Entrance

Along with a sweet moment for Singer himself...

And a Brief Quicksilver Scene Tease

Just another day at the office. #Quicksilver #Xmen #XmenApocalypse

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Because QUICKSILVER.

A (Not Very) Revealing Set Video

Late night. #Xmen #XmenApocalypse

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Though it seems Singer really likes hallways.

An Archery Tease

Found the play back #Xmen #XmenApocalypse

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Training montage, anyone?

Cerebro, Fully Formed

Felt like a late night post. #Xmen #apocalypse

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Don't call it a call back...

A Hint of Some Heli-Good Action

Shooting with the chopper at the studio before we move it to the next location. #Xmen #apocalypse

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Along with a tease of a possible aftermath of it, involving:

A Whole Lot of Destruction

Followed by:

A Sneak Peek at Apocalypse Himself

En Sabah Nur. #XMenApocalypse #SDCC

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Along with:

A (Sadly Comic-Con-Based) Moment with Gambit

Always wanted to work with this guy! ;) #XMen #Gambit @channingtatum

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We can still hope though, right?

Stryker Strykes Bayk

While we also saw:

Confirmation of a Visit to Cairo

Tip toeing through ruined #Cairo #1983 #xmen #apocalypse

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Which is presumably where we'll first meet Storm...

A Huge-Looking Set

Master boom man @eeze #gandalf the green #xmen #apocalypse

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With magic green-screen boom operator.

A Presumably Non-Cameo-Teasing Group Shot

Though Mae Whitman, Yasiin Bey and Patton Oswalt sure would make for a weird-as-hell alternative super-team.

And, most recently?

An Insanely Awesome Glimpse of Apocalypse's Past

This takes me back to #raidersofthelostark #notallgreenscreen #xmen #xmenapocalypse

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And...I can breathe again.

Nicely played, Mr. Singer. Nicely played indeed...

What do you think, though?

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