This year is going to be a busy one for superhero fans, as the three studios that are currently dominating the genre are all releasing highly anticipated movies. On the DC side of things, Warner Bros. is getting ready for the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in less than two weeks. But that's not all that DC has planned, as they will bookend the summer movie season (since it now begins in March, apparently) with the August release of the "worst heroes ever" in David Ayer's Suicide Squad.
On the Marvel comics side, the superhero fisticuffs will continue as another studio pits hero against hero with the sure-to-be huge Captain America: Civil War. Fans of the House of Ideas also have Doctor Strange to look forward to in November. With all that going on it's easy to overlook the other comic book properties preparing for a 2016 release. Thankfully, 20th Century Fox is here to help remind everyone they will be releasing Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse in just a few months.
Fans who attended last year's San Diego Comic-Con and had the chance to be in Hall H during Fox's panel got a first look at the mutants and their new menace: Apocalypse. However, the first official trailer wasn't released until December, followed by a TV spot that aired during the Super Bowl. With the May 27, 2016 release date fast approaching, the studio still has time to tempt audiences with another trailer -- which will apparently be released much sooner than anyone thought.
The official Twitter account of 20th Century Fox Spain shared an image of Olivia Munn's Psylocke with the inscription "Two Days" and the Spanish hashtag for the movie (#xmenapocalipsis). The tweet translates to "A new trailer for #XmenApocalypse is coming" and can be seen below:
— 20th Century Fox (@20thCFoxSp) March 15, 2016
The footage revealed at Comic-Con wasn't a proper trailer, as explained by Bryan Singer himself who made it clear they were still working on the VFX. However, the first trailer was similar to the footage shown at the convention, but with better looks at the younger mutants. The Super Bowl TV spot focused more on the chaos brought by Apocalypse and his henchmen – Storm, Archangel, Psylocke, and Magneto. The highlight of that spot was likely Archangel's wing slam and Psylocke slicing through a flying car before sticking the X-Men approximation of the superhero landing.
It's hard to say what could be included in this second trailer, but hopefully it will feature a better glimpse at some of the other mutants -- like fan-favorite Quicksilver, who is set for another VFX-heavy slow-motion sequence like the one in Days of Future Past. Then again, maybe the new trailer will provide greater insight into the film's storyline, to get fans even more excited for the latest cinematic X-Men adventure.
X-Men: Apocalypse will open in U.S. theaters on May 27th, 2016, followed byWolverine 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.
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