by: S. Scott Stanikmas
We don’t have a trailer yet (except for the bootleg footage that surfaced online after San Diego Comic Con), but the official synopsis for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse has surfaced.
Buried in a press release announcing the pairing of the next chapter in FOX’s mutant saga with M&Ms (because why not?), we have a basic idea as to what we can expect:
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.
Ever since Apocalypse was teased in the post-credits scene of X-Men: Days Of Future Past fans have been eagerly anticipating director Bryan Singer’s next film. Apocalypse is a great way to bring the trilogy that started with X-Men: First Class to a close. He’s probably one of the biggest bad the mutants face in the comics so it’s only appropriate that he finds his way to the silver screen.
The usual suspects are back with fan favorites Mystique, Beast, Professor X and Magneto being joined by new mutants Cyclops, Nightcralwer, Storm, Jubilee and Jean Grey.
X-Men: Apocalypse will bring destruction to theaters all over on May 27, 2016.