2016 is about to punch comic book fans in the face with an overload of awesomeness. From Deadpool to Batman V. Superman to X-Men: Apocalypse we’ve never felt power like this before.
The newest update come from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, via ScreenRant and starts with the new pic of lovely, yet deadly ladies Psylocke (Olivia Munn) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp) below:
Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) may be a giant jerk, but nobody can call him a bad team captain. In recruiting his four horsemen he’s able to grab Psylocke, Storm, Magneto and Angel. Munn talks about why she chose to join the team:
[Apocalypse] first meets her and she’s the bodyguard. She’s got this amazing skill and she has zero fear when she goes against him, so he needs her. What he sees in her is that she is someone who can protect and has no fear and is an amazing fighter and has amazing abilities. She’s doing things because she wants to do them. She’s like, “I want to join you. You haven’t fooled me into joining you. I get it, I see what you’re doing, and I want to be part of it.” In the end, they manipulate her, but it’s always her choice to join it.
Every girl loves a guy with confidence, charisma and purple skin. Michael Fassbender talks about Magneto’s reasons as well:
[Apocalypse] arrives and it’s like, “Okay well something much more powerful than me has arrived,” in a way kind of like a god; he’s the original mutant. And I think… Magneto doesn’t really follow anyone, so it was kind of a hard thing like, well how does he just become one of Apocalypse’s Horsemen, and is he cool with that? But he appreciates that this guy is going to do what he couldn’t do. He’s got just so much more power than him, he’s such an immense force. In a way, it’s like that classic thing of joining any cult or radical group, he’s caught him at a very low, vulnerable point where he doesn’t really care anymore whether he dies or not or what happens, so he’s like, “Yeah I’ll join this guy. I’ll go on this path of judgment.
It sounds like we find Magneto in a bit of the same state we found Professor X in DOFP; a broken man with nothing to lose. He looks like it too, almost fully bearded in sadness:
This film definitely seems in the same vein as Days of Future Past and that sits just dandy with me. Hopefully they can re-create the mix of dark, moody, world ending drama with the flair and fun of the comic books again. Either way, stay checked in to GeekNation and we’ll have all your X-Men Apocalypse updates, right here.
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