War. Famine. Death. Pestilence. These were the names given to Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen when the mutant reigned over ancient Egypt. When he rises again in X-Men: Apocalypse, he’ll have Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), and Archangel (Ben Hardy) by his side. All four take center stage as they unite in new apocalyptic posters.
Closer examination of these images reveals some details that tease each of their roles in the film. Piles of human bones and crows fill out the image for Archangel, while the caption reads “savage, dark, fallen.” He’s presumably the Horsemen of Death. Then there’s Psylocke, who stands atop of mound of dead rats, seemingly a symbol of Pestilence, and images of men throwing their arms up in anger tease Storm’s role as War. This leaves Magneto as a symbol of Famine, though you may have a different interpretation.
Check out the new posters below (via Facebook):
Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac, recruits these mutants when he awakens in the present and finds his race at the mercy of homo sapiens. Their abilities — Magneto’s magnetism, Storm’s weather control, Angel’s new Archangel wings, and Psylocke’s psionic abilities — are all greatly heightened under their servitude. As further previewed in the recent featurette, his Four Horsemen herald the End of Days as Apocalypse plans to wipe out all of humanity and forge a new world in his image.
Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse also returns James McAvoy’s Professor Charles Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, Rose Byrne’s Moira MacTaggert, Evan Peters’ Quicksilver, and Josh Helman’s William Stryker. In addition, a team of younger mutants will rise, including Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops, Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, Kodi Smit-McPhee’s Nightcrawler, and Lana Condor’s Jubilee.
The film is scheduled for release on May 27th. For more of our coverage on all things X-Men, check out the following links:
- Fox’s ‘New Mutants’ May Have Already Cast Wolfsbane and Magik
- ‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘New Mutants’ Will Have a “YA Vibe” Says Simon Kinberg
- Movie Talk: ‘Gambit’ Movie Delayed; ‘God Particle’ Part of Clover-verse?
- ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Reveals Stryker’s Involvement
- New ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Images Further Reveal the First Mutant, Archangel