After bringing the franchise back from the brink of oblivion with X-Men: First Class in 2011, and then delivering one of the all time best comic book movies with last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fox is currently prepping to release possibly their biggest, and most important X-Men film to date in next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse. The film will not only be introducing the iconic villain from the comic books (played onscreen by Oscar Isaac), but will also be a culmination of the past two X-Men films as well, hopefully delivering an emotionally satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
While the first official trailer for Apocalypse played to the Hall H audience members earlier this year at San Diego Comic-Con, no teaser has been released to the public yet, and despite previous reports that the trailer would be premiering before showings of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, it looks like X-Men fans are in store for a big treat this week.
Through the official 20th Century Fox Twitter Page, the studio has released a new poster for the film, while also announcing that the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse will be premiering online tomorrow. Check out the tweet below:
— 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) December 10, 2015
Here’s the film’s official synopsis as well:
“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.”
The film will be introducing younger versions of some of the most familiar X-Men team members as well, with Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Ben Hardy as Angel, and Lana Candor as Jubilee. Set in the 1980s too, Apocalypse looks and sounds like it could end up being one of the darkest superhero movies ever made, and Bryan Singer is set to bring back the measured and calculated tone that he began the series with as well.
We won’t know for sure what to expect with this one until we’re sitting in our theatre seats next May, but for those of you that have been hoping to see some footage from the highly-anticipated film, it looks like tomorrow will finally be granting your wishes.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set to hit theatres on May 27th, 2016.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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