Bryan Singer is fully awake! After just beginning to open his eyes and wipe the sleep out for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Singer seems like he’s ready, after 16 years, to finally embrace the utter weirdness and scale of the X-Men property with X-Men: Apocalypse. Sure, we’re still at a loss for the colorful comic costumes, but Singer looks like he brought a new style and energy to latest X-men entry. Matthew Vaughn tapped into something great with First Class, and now there’s a sense of weight and drama, but also fun. This may be my favorite superhero movie trailer released this year, and while I can’t say it trumps my curiosity to see what DC has going on with their cinematic universe, X-Men: Apocalypse has just knocked Captain America: Civil War down a peg on my most anticipated list.
Those disappointed with those original batch of set photos released this summer can finally witness the power of CG enhancements. We have an Apocalypse that looks like Apocalypse, and he can grow in size just like the comics, which serves as a reminder that had we gotten this film a decade ago, we would have just been watching a bald Oscar Isaac in a blue business suit.
While X-Men: Apocalypse is rumored to close out what’s being called the First Class Trilogy, but you can bet that the X-Men franchise isn’t going anywhere, and there’s already word that Singer will return for another entry in 2018. Fox may not have had a handle on the Fantastic Four, but their X-Men game looks strong, no longer something to tide us over until the next MCU film, but a true contender in the cutthroat superhero franchise world.
See the latest official trailer below:
Read the official plot synopsis for the new film below:
“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.“
X-Men Apocalypse will offer cataclysm and sacrilege on May 27th, 2016.
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