Not to be outdone by the unveiling of the main antagonist in the latest trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (Doomsday, by the way), X-Men: Apocalypse jumps right into unveiling theirs — Apocalypse — in this first trailer. Bathed in royal blue and awakened from a timeless slumber, En Sabah Nur (his ancient name, played by Oscar Isaac) seeks to cleanse the Earth of false leaders and all who follow them. The X-Men, now with Mystique fighting by their side (a consequence from “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) must rally human and mutant alike to stop his and his “Four Horsemen” from seeing the plan through. Take a peek at what’s in store for Memorial Day weekend in the embedded trailer courtesy of our friends at 20th Century Fox. Hint: There’s a lot of things going “Boom.”
X-Men: Apocalypse stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Evan Peters and Olivia Munn.
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.
X-Men: Apocalypse rallies together in UK theaters on May 19, 2016 and US theaters on May 27, 2016.
December 11, 2015 @ 12:52 pm Lauman
Awe, so cute. X-Men yelling “Look At Me!” under the shadow of the Captain America and Batman v Superman announcements.
December 11, 2015 @ 1:08 pm ISIS Gamer
So because Jennifer Lawrence is the breakout Hollywood star, Mystique, a secondary character, chews up more and more screen time and suddenly is the leader of the X-Men? That’s some underhanded shit there. And where is Wolverine in all this? I think he’d have something to say about that…
December 11, 2015 @ 1:19 pm topher
The stakes keep getting raised with these movies. I hope Singer delivers some smarts with the story to go with the bridge collapses and city leveling.
December 11, 2015 @ 1:32 pm Signal
Getting a glimpse at a bald Professor X is the highlight of the trailer for me.
December 11, 2015 @ 2:00 pm Boom+
For those who don’t know Apocalypse, he ain’t no joke! Direct from his page on Wikipedia
Apocalypse is an ancient mutant born with a variety of superhuman abilities who further augmented himself after merging with Celestial technology. The character has total control over the molecules of his body, enabling him to alter his form as it suits him, such as allowing his body to become extremely malleable and flexible or change its size, enhance his physical abilities, transform his limbs into weapons, wings, or jets, regenerate from fatal injuries, adapt his body to apparently any disease or hostile environment, as well as give himself virtually any superhuman power. He is also able to project and absorb energy, in addition to displaying capacities for telepathy and telekinesis. Apocalypse is also capable of technopathy, able to directly interface with the various technologies he has at his disposal.
Aside from his superhuman powers, Apocalypse is extraordinarily intelligent, a scientific genius with knowledge in various areas of science and technology including physics, engineering, genetics and biology, all of which are more advanced than conventional science. Apocalypse has knowledge of Celestial technology that he uses for his own applications, such as altering mutants or humans. Apocalypse is also a skilled demagogue and a master strategist.
December 11, 2015 @ 2:14 pm dj elementalist
Shout out to Rose Byrne for finally getting in on the superhero action!
December 11, 2015 @ 3:38 pm Carter
Rose was in First Class.
December 11, 2015 @ 2:58 pm KyleSho
Jennifer Lawrence was never a right fit for the role of Mystique. She has the wrong body type and she never enjoyed the role as much as her costars did and it showed.
December 11, 2015 @ 5:34 pm screensaver
It’s not so much JLa is a bad fit (which I don’t disagree that she isn’t), it’s that she spends most of her time as Jennifer Lawrence instead of as Mystique in her natural mutant blue form even among the other mutants.
December 11, 2015 @ 3:15 pm Tom
Seriously, this looks awesome. The X-Men are FINALLY getting a real supervillain to face off against. The previous 5 movies were mostly filled with relationship building and power acceptance and arguments between themselves with pockets of fights against humans/sentinels/lesser mutants dotting the narrative. That stuff is good for an intro film but not for each movie thereafter.
December 11, 2015 @ 6:50 pm Evaluator
Magneto is such an asshole.
December 11, 2015 @ 9:03 pm Wrekt
Just another superhero trailer that looks like every other superhero trailer. The least they could have done is given Apocalypse a look different from Ronan the Destoyer.
February 21, 2016 @ 4:54 pm a,e
how to tell a part? look likes all the rest.