Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ director Bryan Singer returns with ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ In a trailer released last night by 20th Century Fox, the latest in the mutant-filled film, which is in theaters today, contains not one, but two likely major spoilers for the latest X-Men film and the possibility of future movies in the franchise. If you wish to remain unspoiled for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ it might be best to not go any further.
Still here? Okay then, here’s your look at the short, but revealing look at some scenes from ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’…
The teaser reveals that the Sentinels are back and make an appearance in the film. Looking the same as they did in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Plus, what may be a glimpse of the future for our beloved mutant team, the viceo spot shows Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) fully enveloped in what appears to be the Phoenix Force. It certainly looks like what director Bryan Singer, producer Simon Kinberg and actress Sophie Turner have been hinting at over the last few months.
When asked about revisiting the Dark Phoenix saga, an amazing story arc which was somewhat expressed in ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ the producer says he’d be down to give it a shot. “I definitely would love to take another stab at the Dark Phoenix story,” said Kinberg.
Even director Bryan Singer spoke on reworking the saga to incorporate the cosmic component that the first attempt excluded, the inclusion of the Shi’ar Empire. “To me, that might be kind of fun because I’m a huge ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’ fan, and exploring the X-Men universe and being able to utilize that would be exciting, visually.”
Actress Sophie Turner, who was cast as the younger Jean Grey, the role that Famke Janssen assumed in the original X-Men trilogy, teased the beginning embodiment of the Phoenix Force and how that transformation will likely continue in future films. “The seeds of Phoenix definitely are planted in there. She can’t control her powers unless she either fully stops them or lets them all loose, and that’s kind of Phoenix. I think in future movies to come we’ll definitely see a bit more of that.”
X-Men: Apocalypse is in theaters now and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, 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.
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.