While Batman and Superman are busy fighting each other, and Captain America’s leading a war against Iron Man, the X-Men are facing a threat more terrible than either of them. Apocalypse is coming…
Fox have just released the second trailer for their latest mutant movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, and it seems that dark days are ahead for our favourite mutants.
Especially when Oscar Isaac’s ancient menacing messiah, Apocalypse, wakes up in 1983 and is pissed off to discover his intended mutant uprising never happened.
The unsurprisingly bleak trailer teases a villain beyond anything that we’ve seen before, and he’s perfectly capable of reducing a city to ash with a lazy wave of his hand.
To make matters worse he’s brought his four horsemen; Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Angel/Archangel (Ben Hardy) Psylocke (Olivia Munn) and Michael Fassbender’s, Magneto with him – to remake the world in his image.
Thankfully, despite the over whelming odds, James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier has recruited a new team of X-men, including Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Havok (Lucas Till), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Jubilee (Lana Condor), to save the day. And along for the ride is Jennifer Lawrence’s conflicted Mystique.
Honestly the movie looks great and despite some inital concern (mostly over Oscar Isaac looking a little bit like Ivan Ooze) it’s refreshing to see a superhero movie where the heroes are fighting an honest-to-god bad guy rather than bashing the crap out of other heroes.
X-Men: Apocalypse smashes in to theatres in the UK on May 18.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.