Finally, a new X-Men trailer, with a first look at Apocalypse, the first mutant, and all the mutants we know and love (hate?) taking sides to wage war against each other.
It’s been awhile since we have seen the young X-Men – OK, May of last year with X-Men: Days of Future Past – but now we get the first trailer for next Bryan Singer-director foray, X-Men: Apocalypse. And aside from an underwhelming voice for the immortal first mutant, it looks pretty darn good.
The premise of the film is simple enough: En Sabah Nur, aka Apocalypse the first mutant played by Oscar Isaac, has plenty of abilities and has even gathered more during his time as an immortal. He has been asleep for awhile, but after the long catnap, he wakes up to a world he doesn’t like. So he enlists the aid of his “4 Horsemen,” in this case Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Angel/Archangel (Ben Hardy) and Psylocke (Olivia Munn) to bring the world under his control. Needless to say, Professor X (James McAvoy), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and the other mutants aren’t to keen on that idea.
The trailer has some decent action, along with a prognostication from a young Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) that she “saw the end of the world.” We also get appearances from Jubilee, Beast, Cyclops, Nightcrawler and a few others, as well as the reappearance of CIA operative Dr. Moira MacTaggert, who doesn’t know anyone because of her memory wipe in X-Men: First Class. We also get a glimpse at the very end of McAvoy with a shaved head, something he did specifically for the movie. I can envision Patrick Stewart getting a chuckle out of that.
At first glance, I give it a thumbs up and something I will definitely go see. But my only reservation is that I always envisioned Apocalypse with such a menacing God-like voice, and Isaac just doesn’t carry it off. But, that’s just me.
The movie is set for a May 27 release next year.