I was not a big fan of the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, and I can’t say the second trailer has done much to raise my hopes. Repeating lines verbatim from the first films? The Apocalypse as a god angle; not my favorite interpretation of the character. I don’t like that Magneto is in such a place that he just gives up, and let’s himself be controlled. Archangel is an obvious horseman and I could buy Psylocke, but Storm? This is clearly Mystique’s film among the mutants (coincidentally probably the last Jennifer Lawrence will do), and Wolverine’s cliffhanger storyline from Days of Future Past needs to be resolved. I hope it’s better than it looks. DOFP looked incredible and let down a bit; maybe Apocalypse will be the reverse.
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.
X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Lucas Till as Havok and newcomers Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Lana Condor as Jubilee, and Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27th, 2016.