With 2016 looking to be the biggest comic book movie year to date, it seems that every day we get another nugget of goodness to sick our collective teeth into. Today, it’s Fox with official X-Men: Apocalypse news. Well, a synopsis, to be exact.
The studio has released the first official synopsis for the upcoming film, which is said to be the final film in the trilogy that started with X-Men: First Class. Check it out here (with thanks to Collider for the heads up):
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.
Okay, so there are a couple of things that jump out at me right off the bat. First, it’s that Apocalypse has recruited Magneto as one of his four horsemen. It was speculated that this would happen, and we all basically knew that it would because it just makes sense, but it’s interesting to see the studio put it out there. You would really think that it would be something that they kept a lid on, given how big it is and what it ultimately means in the grand scheme of things. You know, keep a little bit of mystery alive.
The second one, is that is looks like Raven is in charge the new crop X-Men. If you go back and read the wording, it says that she is leading with Charles’ help. It’s interesting, given that the three main leads (Charles, Erik and Raven) all went their separate ways at the end of Days Of Future Past. Of course, nothing really means anything in the X-Men Universe, given that the studio isn’t all that consistent with keeping their timelines straight. If it doesn’t work or fit in with what’s going on now, just pretend it didn’t happen. While it makes things very confusing, as long as the final film is good, we, as viewers, have a tendency to let it slide. I’m just looking forward to seeing Apocalypse on the big screen.
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