20th Century Fox has released a new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. The new film puts Professor X (James McAvoy) and his team through their greatest trial yet when they come face to face with the ancient and invincible Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and finds them locked in all-out mutant warfare.
If you can get past the slow, sad version of a Coldplay song they use for music in this trailer, it’s not a bad piece of marketing. It’s a potent reminder that since Days of Future Past changed the timeline, far more is possible with what could happen to these characters. On the one hand, we know that Professor X, Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Beast are safe, but beyond that, everyone else could die in this one. Director Bryan Singer gave himself new freedom with telling this story, and I hope he tells it right. I’m still not 100% sold on this film, but I really hope it surprises us with how good it is.
Watch the new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer below. The film opens May 27th, and also stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy.
Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse:
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with 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.