Captain America: Civil War had its record-setting trailer debut this week, to be followed up later this week by the new trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. That leaves the next big superhero epic coming in 2016 to be X-Men: Apocalypse which we've yet to see official footage for. That changes soon with its first trailer reportedly coming attached to Star Wars: Episode VII, and according to director Bryan Singer, there are scenes in the upcoming teaser that'll hail the end of the X-Men franchise as we know it.
From his words it sounds as if the upcoming trailer, which they're still cutting, will be different from the unfinished footage played at San Diego Comic-Con in July, but if what the studio just played at an Italian film convention is anything to go by, it might be almost identical.
The 38th annual Giornate professionali di cinema di Sorrento is currently taking place, running from November 30th to December 2nd, and the event was host to a panel presentation from Twentieth Century Fox where a teaser trailer was played for X-Men: Apocalypse. Below is the description (translated via Google) from Cinefilos.it:
The scene opens on Jean Grey who wakes up from a nightmare, perhaps a premonition.The young Jean Xavier tells his dream, saying: "I have seen the end of the world, there was only death."
Follow the images very fast which displays the young new mutants. Then, mounted in parallel, on the one hand Xavier speaking with Moira McTaggert, she says that there is a mutant, the first in history, which is like a God and he started it all.
At the same time we see a mighty hooded figure followed by Psylocke and Storm, are looking for mutants and as they walk, the mysterious figure lists the names by which it has been known over the centuries and concludes by saying that the world needs to be changed: "We will build a new world created by the mutants. " The three run into Magneto asking "cazo Who are you?", And the eprsonaggio takes off his cap, showing the face of Revelation, as we have seen in the promotional images.
A series of scenes very fast show the beginning of the destruction at the hands of Revelation.
We see the face of Xavier very scared, as she says: "It can control all of us." Then they are shown two groups of mutants, the one against the other. On the one hand Revelation solleve with the power of thought Xavier on his wheelchair, on the side opposite. Jean Grey screams.
A scene in slow motion of Quicksilver that runs in the hallway of Cerebro.
Mystique comes from Xavier and says: "I came to fight."
A series of images with shares agitated, then Xavier enters Cerebro and his eyes become blacks and says: "I've never felt like this before," perhaps is owned by Revelation.
The last shot shows Professor X bald.
Everything described matches what I viewed at Fox's SDCC panel, the same moments in the same order, so we can only assume this description is for an updated (and ideally more finished) version of the X-Men: Apocalypse Comic-Con teaser or, just like with X-Men: Days of Future Past two years prior, what was played at Comic-Con early in the summer of 2013 is actually the exact template used for the film's first official teaser trailer later in the year. We hope that's not the case again this time.
The latest trailer image shared by Singer is a still from this same footage but the director previously said the studio decided to use the "homage at the end" of the movie for the film's trailer which makes us think the footage played at Giornate professionali di cinema di Sorrento is simply what they already had in store for us and that the actual first trailer will be something different. That would mean they would be taking a different approach to what they did with the previous X-Men movie which would explain why Singer's been hard at work cutting a new trailer.
We all want to see something new after all!
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.