X-Men: Apocalypse has the capability of doing some amazing things for the X-Men franchise. After the films had begun to rapidly decrease in quality from X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the franchise’s future was beginning to look worse and worse. Until Matthew Vaughn revitalized the franchise, by essentially, starting over in the 1960s with X-Men: First Class. The film was fresh and unique enough and led into possibly one of the best superhero movies to date with last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, which brought back several of the original cast members along with Bryan Singer as director.
Now, fans are getting ready for next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse and although much of the fan reception to Apocalypse’s (Oscar Isaac) actual look has been negative, the film’s trailer played so well at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con that it’s likely most of the fans’ problems may go away after actual footage of the film is released to the general public.
Some new images from Apocalypse were released online recently (via Empire), offering new looks at some of the returning characters from First Class as well as some kinda new faces including Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops. Check out the images below:
The images don’t really offer all that much that hasn’t already been seen from the film, but it’s smart on Fox’s part to make sure fan’s aren’t forgetting about the film. With the constant release of new images recently, and new details – it’ll be interesting to see how long the studio waits to release the SDCC trailer for fans who weren’t there in Hall H that got to see it.
With Apocalypse being one of the best and strongest villains in the entire X-Men universe too, the movie has the chance to not only give audiences one of the best comic book movie villains ever, but also introduce an entirely different dynamic to the mythology of the films. Whether or not it manages to tap into that in the right way however, will have to wait to be seen.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set to hit theaters nationwide on May 27th, 2016!
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