X-Men: Apocalypse

Filming on X-Men: Apocalypse, the next installment in the series, concluded during the summer, and since then things have been relatively quiet on the mutant front. This week, however, 20th Century Fox released a new synopsis that resets the story.

As discovered by Coming Soon as part of a promotional partnership with popular candy MM’s (see photo below), the synopsis lays the groundwork for the conclusion of a trilogy that began with X-Men: First Class and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past:

“Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped 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.”


X-Men: Apocalypse

You might recall that Apocalypse was teased in the post-credits scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past, receiving worship while constructing a giant pyramid. We know that Oscar Isaac will be portraying the mutant god, so the key point here is probably that Raven will step up as a leader of the X-Men or, at least, the “young X-Men,” presumably including new cast members Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, and Lana Condor as Jubilee. That certainly bolsters Raven’s position among the mutants in the movie, putting her fully on par with Professor X on the side of the heroic mutants.

In addition to stars Fassbender, Lawrence, and McAvoy, other returning cast members are Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, and Lucas Till as Havok. Of course, the X-Men films are known for big casts and brief appearances by characters, and director Bryan Singer has proven himself adept at juggling everyone so as many as possible get moments to shine. But the next X-Men movie certainly sounds ambitious.

X-Men: Apocalypse will open in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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