Captain America: Civil War may be stealing the headlines today – and it’s little wonder why – but there’s another superhero divide that’s set to occupy theaters in a few months’ time.
For in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, spurred by the awakening of Oscar Isaac’s title supervillain, 20th Century Fox’s mutants will find themselves at loggerheads with one another.
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And so, after spotlighting the Four Horsemen of Singer’s blockbuster threequel – namely Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, Alexandra Shipp’s Storm, Ben Hardy as Angel and Olivia Munn’s Psylocke – the latest poster coming out of Fox doubles down on the core heroes attempting to defend a mutant legacy.
Presiding over that tight-knit crew of newcomers (Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey) and series stalwarts (Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique) is Professor X, played in this timeline by James McAvoy. But will they stand a chance against Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen?
X-Men: Apocalypse rains down biblical destruction 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.”