X-Men: Apocalypse brings the legendary X-Men villain to the big screen for the first time in this latest installment of the X-Men franchise. Apocalypse is actually En Sabah Nur, the first mutant to ever walk the Earth. He has a number of abilities, and he used these abilities to become a god in Ancient Egypt. He built the pyramids, which can be seen in the after the credits scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past. He comes back to life or wakes up or something, and decides to wage war against humanity.
Apocalypse believes in survival of the fittest to an extreme degree. Mainly because he’s about as strong as a mutant can be. He recruits his Four Horsemen, of whom some of the X-Men have been one, famously including Angel, who becomes a metal-winged Archangel who is infinitely cooler than regular old Angel. And be brings war. Massive war.
How the film will handle Apocalypse is anyone’s guess, but he’s a badass character and should help elevate the film to a level the others have never achieved, even though they’ve had Magneto be an extraordinarily capable villain.
X-Men: Apocalypse comes from Bryan Singer once again, with his main team of Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris, and Michael Dougherty on writing duties. Expect very similar quality to X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was one of the best X-Men films to date.
X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer
No trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse yet.
May 27, 2016.
Who’s In It?
Jennifer Lawrence… Mystique
James McAvoy… Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender… Magneto
Evan Peters… Quicksilver
Hugh Jackman… Wolverine (rumored)
Nicholas Hoult… Beast
What’s Good About It?
X-Men: Apocalypse has a lot going for it, from an exceptional cast to a fantastic villain. What will be especially nice to see is the greater scope or scale of the battle scenes in this new X-Men flick. Days of Future Past did a nice job of ramping things up, but this is a whole other level, and the truly perilous moments won’t be set in a future that we all know won’t come to pass. Apocalypse can bring true war to the world, all by his lonesome, and that is a truly fearsome foe.
What’s Bad About It?
No real negatives at this point, other than that it sounds like Patrick Stewart an Ian McKellan won’t be involved.
Our Clever Prediction
X-Men: Apocalypse may very well be the single best X-Men film to date, and will no doubt make bank at the box office. Director Bryan Singer has been having some legal troubles lately, but if the allegations prove untrue, which I certainly hope they are, he should be in good shape to make a great film!
I just hope they bring back Hugh Jackman for one more run with the team!