‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

By December 11, 2015

It’s been months since Fox premiered the trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but the studio has finally unveiled the first official, public trailer for the film online today. Featuring our first looks at Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse in action, as well as his Four Horsemen (Magneto, Storm, Archangel, and Psylocke), the trailer packs a lot of action and information into about two and a half minutes worth of footage.

Some of the film’s new mutants make appearances as well, with the trailer beginning on Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops has a nice moment near the end as well. For now though, I’m going to go ahead and stop talking, and let you watch this trailer. I’ll see you after…

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

“Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped 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 trailer has a number of similarities to the one that played at SDCC, although its pacing changes about halfway through, and there’s a lot more focus on the Four Horsemen than we got this summer. Creating a team of mostly new mutants as Apocalypse’s horsemen too, screenwriter Simon Kinberg and co. made a wise decision by adding Magneto to the lineup as well. Magneto’s been the villain for nearly every X-Men film in the past, so turning him into a follower of Apocalypse should help to make the First Mutant that much more terrifying.

Some of the effects still look uncompleted I will admit, but it looks like Apocalypse is going to have the kind of global scale that its premise allows, and seeing the iconic villain change sizes should make some of you more devoted comic book readers geek out at least a little bit. Considering everything that has come before too, I can’t think of a better way to end this latest trilogy than by forcing our characters to choose between extinction and the end of the world.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set to hit theatres on May 27th, 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable