There’s an epic mutant war on the horizon in the latest trailer X-Men: Apocalypse.X-Men mastermind Bryan Singer’s next chapter sees Charles Xavier and his team take on the immortal Apocalypse and his Four Horseman.
In this tale set in the alerted Days of Future Past ’80s, Xavier’s First Class recruits Mystique, Beast are joined by the younger rebooted incarnations of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Nightcrawler, now students at the his School For Gifted Youngsters.
The thousands of years old title villain (played by Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Oscar Isaac) is not pleased with the state of the world and brings Magneto, Storm, Archangel and Psylocke under his wing to aid him in his quest for global domination.
We’ll have our classic X-Men line up again on the big screen when the film hits theaters in May, an adventure that will serve as a conclusion to the First Class trilogy.
If we’re doing the math in regards to this highly revamped X-men timeline, the next installment (if keeping up with the ten year jump between films), will almost catch up the era Bryan singer’s original. The recent Deadpool spin-off is also set in this universe, but takes place in the present day, so by 2016 all we know is Colossus and Teenage Negasonic Warhead are two of the X-Men on the current team.
Here is Fox’s official 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.
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) and Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse).