Quicksilver explains how his father is Magneto, JLaw makes more speeches, Psylocke Munn has way too much fun and Huge Jackedman may be returning to the X universe sooner than we thought.
The hugely anticipated sequel to the X-men universe, which is scheduled to debut in cinemas shortly after Captain America: Civil War has recently dropped its final trailer.
Featuring a top-tier cast with Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender – Magneto, Rose Byrne – Moira MacTaggert, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Olivia Munn – Psylocke and Oscar Issac as Apocalypse, the newest addition to the Fox superhero universe will centre around the X-men’s battle with the world’s first mutant and his group of followers including Magneto, Psylocke, Angel and a new rebooted Storm.
After two full-length trailers as well as a Super Bowl commercial, there isn’t much more that Bryan Singer could reveal. From the start we’re told pretty much the same story as before, a brief description of Apocalypse as the first mutant and his objective/power to slay other gifted beings to enhance his abilities, followed with a criss cross montage introducing us to his four horsemen and new characters such as Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, a newly casted Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Lana Condor as Jubilee.
For those who are not familiar, Apocalypse – birth name En Sabah Nur is supposedly the world’s very first mutant (disputed by fans over new characters in the multiverse), his powers include mass manipulation, immortality, telekinesis and in general, total control of the matters within his body which allows regeneration and alteration.
In the classic X-men storyline, Apocalypse was disturbed by the arrival of the time travelling mutant Cable, who actually returned to the past to prevent the awakening of the very thing he disconcerted. Finding that mutants have populated the Earth he recruits his four horsemen and comes in contact with the first generation of X-Factor.
As Cable is a rumoured character in the next Deadpool sequel and it seems unlikely that Fox will be doing a franchise cross-over in the immediate future, we don’t actually know at this stage what exactly causes Apocalypse to get out of his very uncomfortable-looking bed.
Of course, one cannot dismiss the final moment of the trailer – the claws that clearly signify Wolverine’s arrival in both sound and form. Hugh Jackman has mentioned that he will retire from the role of Logan after the third Wolverine film which may very likely follow the storyline of Old Man Logan, however he hasn’t confirmed nor denied his appearance in Apocalypse.
‘ I will say, it’s not simple,’ so said director Singer to Empire, ‘There’s something more pivotal that occurs with that. It hints to a sequence that again fits within the canon of all six movies, and the birth of a new direction.
“It’s not insignificant, nor is it simply just a throw-in. It’s not the only shot you’re gonna see, let’s put it that way.’
There has been rumours floating around that X-23, the female clone daughter of Wolverine will replace him in future films, but hey, that arm is clearly a man’s. On the other hand though, we have Daken – son of Logan and his Japanese wife Istu who was murdered by the Winter Soldier in order to draw Wolverine out. Daken was first raised in Japan but eventually was sent to a training camp in Canada. As he was born in 1946 in the comics and the events of Apocalypse is set some time in the 80s, it’s somewhat viable that he could appear.
In any case, we only have less than four weeks before the release, rejoice!
Check out ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Final Trailer below:
X-Men Apocalypse hits Australian cinemas .