It’s been a busy trailer week in general, and the reason you know is because this new look at X-Men: Apocalypse just came out under the cover of fog. Perhaps they wanted to get some buzz going in advance of Daredevil coming out this weekend, and Batman V. Superman coming next weekend, but really, it’s just a little over two short months till this new X-Men adventure is released, so they have to get that buzz going. It’s been a good year for the franchise so far thanks to the mega, mega success of Deadpool, so can the Apocalypse keep the good times rolling (so to speak, because, you know, Apocalypse).
The new trailer is set to Coldplay’s “Beautiful World,” which is ironic because the world that Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) wants to show is not to beautiful. The emphasis on this one is action, as the new young X-Men led by an older and wiser, though still young-ish, Professor X (James McAvoy) go to war against the ancient mutant Apocalypse and his Horseman led by Magneto (Michael Fassbender). But it’s not all action. There’s a neat little homage to the first X-Men movie there right at the top.
So shall we roll the proverbial video tape?
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.
Bryan Singer directs the film co-starring Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Lucas Till, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be in theaters everywhere on May 27.