The epic and explosive final X-Men: Apocalypse trailer sees Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique take center stage as the leader of the newest X-Men recruits and a quick peek at some very familiar adamantium claws in action.
There’s a sense of dread and massive destruction in this final trailer. Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse looks to be the greatest threat yet for Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his team of Mutants. We get our first good glimpses of Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-Mcphee) and Angel (Ben Hardy) in all out Fight Club action, as well as Havoc (Lucas Till), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn) showing off their mutant abilities. Still not much to see of Jubilee.
As teased in Days of Future Past, we get confirmation that Quicksilver (Evan Peters) is indeed the son of Magneto (Michael Fassbender), which stays true to the comic book source material. Will there be a mention of his sister Wanda (which could tease a possible but unlikely appearance of Scarlet Witch in Fox’s Marvel Movie Universe)?
What exactly happened to Wolverine after Mystique took responsibility his unconscious waterlogged body will also be addressed in some manner. If anything, we see his claws are again covered in adamantium, which raises the question of how will William Stryker’s Weapon X Project factor in to the film which is set ten years after Days of Future Past?
With Jackman’s swan song set for the untitled upcoming third Wolverine solo film, let’s assume there will be some sense of closure for his version of the iconic character in the flagship series of X-films.
Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse:
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
Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27, 2016 and stars James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Ben Hardy (Angel), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Olivia Munn (Psylocke), Lana Condor (Jubilee), Kodi Smit-Mcphee (Nightcrawler), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Lucas Till (Havoc), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert), Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse) and likely Hugh Jackman (Wolverine).