The world needs the X-Men, again. Fox has just released the trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. Though the title heroes of Marvel have faced many mutant and human threats before, they have never faced one as powerful as the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac). Now, after awakening from a great slumber, Apocalypse has gained the powers of a god, and recruits Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and three other powerful mutants to be his Horseman to help him cleanse the Earth of humans.
So it’s up to Professor Xavier’s (James McAvoy) students to stop them from succeeding. Foes are now allies and former friends believe in the gospel according to Apocalypse. Check out the full trailer below.
X-Men: Apocalypse is the first X-Men film in the newly established timeline which had been reset by the events in X-Men: Days of Future Past. With that in mind we will be seeing younger versions of characters who may have already appeared in the franchise. Tye Sheridan plays Cyclops, replacing Jason Marsden who appeared as the character in the first three films and Days of Future Past. Sophie Turner will be the new Jean Grey, formerly played by Famke Janssen. And Alexandra Shipp is the younger version of Storm, who was originally played by Halle Berry.
We also know that this is the final film in the First Class trilogy, with Singer looking forward to more X-Men films after he is finished with 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. But he’ll likely have to do it without the talents of Jennifer Lawrence and Hugh Jackman, seeing as they won’t be returning after this film – well after The Wolverine 3 for Jackman.
The film also stars Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy.
Written by Simon Kinberg based on a story by Kinberg, Singer, Michael Dougherty, and Dan Harris, X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped 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.