The first trailer for “X-Men: Apocalypse” was released a few days ago, and it offers a sneak peek into what the next installment in the “X-Men” film franchise will bring come May 2016.
It starts with “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner as the younger Jean Grey having a vision of what is about to happen.
“I saw the end of the world,” she says. “I could feel all this death.”
But James McAvoy as Charles Xavier assures her that it’s just a dream.
The trailer offers glimpses of the core cast, including Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, and Evan Peters as Quicksilver. Along with them are the new faces, Tye Sheridan playing Scott Summers/ Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Storm with a Mohawk hairstyle, Ben Hardy as Angel, and Kodi Smit-Mcphee as the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler. Some of the returning cast from “X-Men: First Class” are Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, who is the significant other of Charles Xavier, and Lucas Till as Havok.
This is going to be a long movie since it will be the end of the trilogy that started with “X-Men: First Class” followed by “X-men: Days of Future Past.” Director Bryan Singer said in an article from CinemaBlend, “The cut’s a little long right now, but I think it’s going to be a longer X-Men movie. The X-Men movies I usually I keep under two hours, but this one I may actually let be a longer movie because it’s sort of a wrap-up of six movies.”
In the past, Singer has shared tidbits about the film, including a photo of Turner being taught how to use a bow and arrow. This could mean that the young Jean Grey will not only have telekinesis power but some serious archery skills. Grey is known to be the mutant Pheonix who has an extreme ability shown in the movie “X-Men: The Last Stand” wherein she can disintegrate anything that is reached by her Phoenix power.
Another mutant who will be joining the film is Archangel who got his powers harnessed by Apocalypse. A sneak peek on his tough mean wings was posted on Twitter.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” is the ninth instalment in the “X-Men” film series. The movie was first announced in December 2013 and will hit U.K. cinemas on May 19, 2016 and U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.