'X-Men: Apocalypse' news: First trailer released


“I saw the end of the world.”

20<sup>th Century Fox released the first full trailer for the upcoming mutant film “X-Men: Apocalypse.” The trailer showed a better look at the main villain, Apocalypse, as he is described as the history’s first mutant. His existence is even linked to a divine being that lived throughout time.

Unlike what was initially thought of, the trailer showed that Apocalypse will still be the big and monstrous villain that he used to look like in the comics, rather than having the “too human” look all the time.

The synopsis for the film is as follows:

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ director Bryan Singer returns with ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.” Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped 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.”

Oscar Isaac plays the titular role of the ancient mutant Apocalypse, also called as En Sabah Nur. Other cast members include Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok, and Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee/Jubilee.

Simon Kinberg co-wrote the script with director Bryan Singer. He also served as the co-producer of the film.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” will be the ninth film to be release as part of the “X-Men” cinematic franchise. It will be the fourth film that had Bryan Singer as the director.