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(Warning - potential plot SPOILERS for X-Men: Apocalypse lie below. If you want to avoid any and all plot and casting rumors for the film, now's the time to look away...)

Now, with Bryan Singer having spent much of the past six months Tweeting and Instagramming a constant stream of set pictures and casting announcements, it might seem that there's very little we're set to see in the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse that hasn't already been announced.

That, though, would - it seems - be completely incorrect. Y'see, according to a recent Intstagram post by a gentleman named Benjamin Malartre Bureau, who apparently spent four days on the X-Men: Apocalypse set...

We're Set to See a Classic X-Men Villain Appear in the Movie

As Malartre Bureau himself put it:

Which, it seems, means we're about to see Fred 'The Blob' Dukes make his way to the big screen in 2016.

One of the longest-serving of the X-Men's foes (having made his first appearance way back in 1964's The X-Men #3), The Blob is a massively obese mutant whose distinctly pliable skin (and super-strength) makes him essentially immovable. Over the years, he's faced off against the X-Men both on his own, and as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (and its government-authorized off-shoot, Freedom Force).

He's also, of course, already appeared in an X-Men movie - with Kevin Durand having donned a giant 'fat suit' in order to play him back in X-Men Origins: Wolverine...

This time around, however, it seems that - if Malartre Bureau's revelation is to be believed - we won't be seeing any sort of 'fat suit,' with Dukes reportedly being played by "by a French Canadian dude [weighing] 540 lbs".

A likely candidate for that long-rumored mutant cage-fighting circuit Angel seems to have found himself involved in, perhaps?

What do you reckon, though?



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