12/11/2015

Only The Strong Survive In First Trailer For 'X-Men: Apocalypse'


Tis the season for giving, and 20th Century Fox is giving fans of Marvel's merry mutants something to celebrate. While the first trailer for next year's X-Men: Apocalypse is set to run ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, getting in front of as many geek eyeballs as possible, they've decided to drop the footage a week ahead of time.

Coincidentally, it's "time" that once again is at the center of the latest X-Men film as the team faces the immortal villain, Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), who has been cultivating followers for generations. After the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Apocalypse has arrived in the modern era to reform his deadly Four Horsemen, and part of that team is a lost Magneto (Michael Fassbender), the purple-haired telepathic ninja Psylocke (Olivia Munn), and a teenaged Storm (Alexandra Shipp) since this film takes place in the '80s.

A lot has been made about Apocalypse's costume and how bad it looked in still photos, but as many (include me) said after footage was revealed at Comic-Con, it looks much better in action. It's still not nearly the badass look Apocalypse sports in the comics, but don't be surprised if his look evolves throughout the movie.

Bryan Singer is back to direct, along with the returning James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Rose Byrne, Hugh Jackman, and Lucas Till, while Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Lana Candor, and Ben Hardy are among the newcomers.  X-Men: Apocalypse opens May 27th 2016.  Check out the trailer, a new motion poster, high-res photos, and synopsis below!



Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.