The second trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse has hit the web amid a storm of much-hyped superhero movie related marketing, such as that of Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, with this new footage, 20th Century Fox has certainly succeeded in cementing their new mutant outing as an absolute must-see picture this summer.
The trailer reveals more of the film’s villain, the Godly mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), and shows off his robotic voice, a little different to the voice we heard in previous trailers, which is probably a recent addition made during post-production on the movie. Fans had expressed their concerns over the stylistic choices made for Apocalypse, but long-time X-Men director Bryan Singer shows in this trailer that we really have no reason to doubt his direction, especially considering his track record with the franchise thus far. We also get to hear more of the ongoing dialogue between Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Charles/Professor X (James McAvoy), highlighting their opposing views on the mutant-human issue, and furthering the dysfunctionality of their relationship.
Official Synopsis and Trailer:
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.
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X-Men: Apocalypse zooms into theatres May 19th.