This week brings the release of Captain America: Civil War, which just had a gangbusters opening weekend overseas, and word is that it’s one of the best efforts put out by Marvel, if not the best. That title, however, will be challenged quickly, if one judges on source material rather than actual studio, with the arrival of X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27th, which will introduce the most powerful villain in the X-Men universe to the cinematic franchise. As played by Oscar Isaac, we know very little about Apocalypse outside of his mythology in the comics, but a new featurette from the film gives us a quick intro to the character from the likes of Bryan Singer and James McAvoy.
You can take a look at that below, along with the announcement that went out today of a special early screening of the film in London, which will take place on May 9th. Details about the screening will be announced at 3 p.m. EST on the X-Men Facebook page, so get your browser prepped and ready early. And, finally, there’s some new promotional poster-image for the film, which you can also take a look at below.
Here’s the Apocalypse featurette:
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Here’s the special screening announcement:
Check out the new promotional poster below:
Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse:
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.