Coming in hot from last weekend’s panel, the X-Men are here to usher in the apocalypse in a set of new stills courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and photographer Alan Markfield.
Here we have our first look at the titular villain Apocalypse and two of his Horsmen, Psylocke and Storm. Finally, after over fifteen years, Bryan Singer shows he’s comfortable owning up to the fact that the X-Men are comic characters and should be dressed as such. Psylocke (Olivia Munn) looks straight out of the comics and Storm (Alexandra Shipp) is sporting her popular Mohawk. The ancient Egyptian mutant, Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), looks… similar to his comic book counterpart in his Pharaoh influenced attire. I’m sure Isaac’s performance will triumph over the somewhat Star Trek: The Next Generation vibe he’s giving off.
Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Moira McTaggert (Rose Byrne), Havok (Lucas Till), and Beast (Nicholas Holt) gather around Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) as he prepares to use Cerebro to track down the film’s new mutants.
A scruffy Magneto (Michael Fassbender) looks as if he’s seen better days. Rumors suggest that the film will find Magneto trying to live a normal life, before he is pulled into the mutant war once again. The blurred figure in the background may be Cyclops, but the helmet also resembles the one Wolverine wore in the comics’ Weapon X program.
Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Quicksilver (Evan Peters) look like they just realized shit is about to hit the fan. While Singer outfitted the film’s villains in classic comic-styled outfits, the X-Men are still in black, though it’s DoFP-inspired armor instead of leather this time around.
Bryan Singer calls the shots, but most importantly this still provides us with a better look at the hardware Apocalypse is rocking and Storm’s fierce Mohawk.
And finally, the cover of the issue which gives us a better looks at Psylocke, Apocalypse, and Magneto in his new costume.
X-Men: Apocalypse will bring a close to the X-Men: First Class trilogy on May 27th, 2016.
Featured Images: Entertainment Weekly and 20th Century Fox