X-MEN APOCALYPSE: Trailer, Posters & Costumes
X-Men: Apocalypse will land in the UK on 18th May 2016, just over a week before its US bow.
Before X-Men: Apocalypse has even reached cinemas, talk has already started regarding its sequel. The film – which we’ll have to call X-Men 7 until Fox announces an official title – could apparently start shooting in Montreal in 2017, according to a report from Le Journal de Montreal. Fox may need to find a new director, as Bryan Singer is believed to be have his 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea remake next on his slate.
X-MEN APOCALYPSE: LATEST POSTERS
The latest two posters right here…
X-Men: Apocalypse – story details and rumours
Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse, which teases how the film will bring the First Class crew together again with lots of new faces thrown into the mix as well…
“Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped 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.”
Regular X-Men movie producer Simon Kinberg has also said this – to Collider – about X-Men: Apocalypse’s story:
“It delivers on the dramatic story and emotion of the last two movies. It feels like the culmination of the four main characters really – McAvoy, Fassbender, Nic Hoult and Jen[nifer Lawrence]. And it’s a bigger movie in both physical scale and I would say emotional stakes too because it is the culmination of this mini trilogy of stories”.
Bryan Singer has added to this ‘end of an era’ feeling by calling X-Men: Apocalypse “a kind of conclusion of six X-Men films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters”. In the same interview with EW, he also called it “the true birth of the X-Men.”
X-Men: Apocalypse – cast and newcomers
As well as Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, James McAvoy’s Professor X, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast – who’ve been with us since X-Men: First Class in 2011 – X-Men: Apocalypse will also introduce us to a bevvy of new mutants both good and evil.
Oscar Isaac – recently seen as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens – will play the movie’s big bad, Apocalypse, an immensely powerful being believed to be the first mutant. Olivia Munn will portray Psylocke – a supporting baddie with telepathic and telekinetic abilities. This role was previously played by Mei Melancon in X-Men: The Last Stand, but has now been recast and rebooted.
Also portraying recast versions of characters from the previous movies are Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy as Angel and Lana Condor as Jubilee. With rumours persisting that Fassbender, McAvoy and Lawrence may not remain with this franchise for much longer, many are expecting these comparative youngsters to end up inheriting the series.
Sophie Turner is set to play powerful telepath Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse later this year, and she’s discussed her portrayal with EW: “The difference between this and Famke (Janssen)’s Jean Grey is she’s young and isolated and so insecure and very alienated – even from the other mutants – because she’s so powerful. So there’s a real vulnerability to her and it’s great to see how her and Scott [aka Cyclops, played by Tye Sheridan] find each other through that alienation. She’s a great role to play, she’s so much fun, and her arc in the movie is amazing.”
It’s widely known now that James McAvoy’s Professor X will go bald in the movie, aligning his version character with Patrick Stewart’s hairless iteration that came before.
“He ends up going through something so horrible and physically painful that he literally half pulls his hair out, half it falls out”, McAvoy told Graham Norton, teasing that this hair-loss isn’t exactly a stylistic decision for the Prof.
He then added: “I just shit myself because I know Fox Studios who own me might be angry with me for sharing that”. Yikes.
Cameo appearances for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool have been rumoured, but only time will tell if there is truth to those rumblings.
20th Century Fox has released new images from X-Men: Apocalypse.
The first shows a moment between young Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee). Perhaps more interesting is the second image, a group shot of several members of the cast, plus director Bryan Singer, wearing brand new costumes.
The costumes appear to be the new, more colorful outfits Singer previously teased in interviews, and which we speculated may have appeared in the film’s second trailer.
Since Singer suggested those new costumes would appear towards the end of the movie, we may also be looking at what the X-Men’s roster looks like once Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) has been defeated: Professor X (James McAvoy), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Nightcrawler, Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Jean Grey, Quicksilver (Evan Peters), and Storm (Ororo Munroe).
We know that a few of those actors – McAvoy, Hoult, and Lawrence, as well as Michael Fassbender as Magneto – will be up for contract renegotiation between Apocalypse and whatever comes next, so we’ll have to wait and see if this is a roster that sticks.
So excited about this film! 😀