The Fantastic Four sequel might be on indefinite hold and the Gambit movie might delayed but the next two Marvel films from Twentieth Century Fox are right on track. After Deadpool kicks off a busy year of superhero movies in February, X-Men: Apocalypse brings the core series back in May and rounds out the X-Men: First Class trilogy.
And while the tagline for the film and its motion poster may be “only the strong will survive” – a nod to X-Men: Apocalypse’s titular villain – the followup to X-Men: Days of Future Past will not truly be a finale, but rather a new beginning.
It’s important to point that out, as obvious as it may be, since as director Bryan Singer revealed months ago the studio decided to use a “homage” in one of the trailers that’s from the end of the film. It was unclear if this X-Men: Apocalypse teaser trailer would simply be a finished version of the San Diego Comic-Con footage (since they just reused the Comic-Con footage last time when promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past) but yesterday leaked low quality stills from the trailer surfaced online, revealing plenty of new footage even if the structure remains the same.
X-Men: Apocalypse Synopsis:
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.
What did you think of Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse? The X-Men’s future-inspired armored costumes? The younger versions of original X-Men heroes? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Deadpool opens in theaters February 12, 2016; X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016; Gambit sometime in 2017; Wolverine 3 on March 3, 2017; and an unannounced X-Men film on July 13, 2018. The New Mutants is also in development.