While Marvel Studios prepares for the beginning of its highly anticipated Phase Three with Captain America: Civil War, Fox is doing its own thing with its biggest release of the year: X-Men: Apocalypse. The last installment of the X-Men prequel trilogy will face the mutants off against their biggest menace to date – Apocalypse, the first to be born with the mutant gene – and will introduce younger versions of some classic characters such as Storm and Cyclops.
Fox is upping its marketing game with trailers, TV spots, posters, and viral videos showcasing the abilities of some of the characters, and with the release date fast approaching it’s only natural that the studio is releasing another full-length trailer.
The official Twitter account for the X-Men movies revealed that a new Apocalypse trailer will arrive tomorrow, and those who subscribe to the link attached to the tweet will have the chance of seeing it as soon as it drops.
It has been heavily rumored that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine will show up in the new trailer – not a completely absurd idea, given that Wolverine was fished out of the river by Mystique at the end of Days of Future Past, which could give him a place in the narrative of Apocalypse.
As CBM points out, the new trailer could be an altered version of the one shown earlier this month at CinemaCon, which featured some footage of Mystique rescuing Nightcrawler, Quicksilver talking about his father, a battle between Psylocke and Beast, and more. This trailer didn’t include Wolverine, so it’s only a matter of waiting to see if he was added to the final trailer.
In addition to the announcement of the trailer, Fox released three new images featuring some of Apocalypse’s henchmen: Olivia Munn’s Psylocke, Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, and Alexandra Shipp’s Storm, as well as a previously released image of Jean Grey and Cyclops.
If Wolverine is indeed part of the story, this would be a good moment to tease his appearance, given that this will most likely be the last trailer before the release. It’s hard to say how big his involvement in the story could be as he hasn’t been shown fighting next to the rest of the mutants, but it could help pave the road to his final solo movie. As for the rest of the trailer, fans can expect more looks at the battles and, hopefully, a greater insight into the storyline.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters May 27, 2016, followed by Wolverine 3 on March 3rd, 2017, and unannounced X-Men films on October 6th, 2017 (possibly Gambit), January 12th, 2018 (possibly Deadpool 2), and July 13th, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.
Source: Fox (via: ComicBookMovie)