“Everything they have built will fall. And from the ashes of their world, we’ll build a new one.” That’s the scorched Earth strategy that Oscar Isaac’s all-powerful mutant orders in a new featurette for X-Men: Apocalypse, shedding light on En Sabah Nur’s Egyptian origins and the loyal Four Horsemen at his beck and call.
Comprised of a supercharged team that includes Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Archangel (Ben Hardy) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn), the mere presence of Apocalypse is enough to amplify their mutant abilities, raising all sorts of worrying situations for Professor X and his allies.
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Drawing the curtain down on Bryan Singer’s acclaimed prequel trilogy following First Class and Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse represents a temporary end to 20th Century Fox’s X-Men output for the time being. Then again, with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence expressing her own interest in signing on for another ensemble piece, don’t be too surprised if and when new spinoffs begin to emerge in the vein of New Mutants.
On board for Apocalypse are James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.
X-Men: Apocalypse arrives in theaters on May 27.
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.