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CBMB: X-Men Apocalypse Debuts First Footage

By Muuka Muyumba

A flyer found inviting people to Fox’s San Diego Comic Con revealed the first look at X-Men: Apocalypse concept art of the titular character. Later, the panel began with the entire cast coming out to discuss the film with various castmembers revealing details of the film with the notable absences of Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman. Jackman had just walked off stage after discussing his final go-around as Wolverine.


Director Bryan Singer confirmed that the film will take place in 1983 and that the mutant were now accepted in society after Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) saving of President Nixon’s life in Days of Future Past. Star Michael Fassbender offered up that Magneto “…[is] a guy who plays both sides. He’s always that kind of ambiguous villain,” said Fassbender. “When we meet him, he’s more of a simple guy, living a normal life. He’s hung up his cape and his evil ways.”

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The film will center on a sect of mutants who follow Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and see themselves as new gods. Isaac plays the titular villain Apocalypse and is looking very blue though a fair bit smaller than his comic book counterpart. Amazingly after only 5 weeks of shooting, the footage presented showed plenty according to attendees, but also revealed a major spoiler that Storm may be one of the four horsemen aligned with Apocalypse.

Returning cast members Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Ian McKellen, James McAvoy will carry the film, which may act as some sort of a flashback through Magneto’s eyes. X-Men: Apocalypse will also introduce Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Lana Condor as Jubilee, Ben Hardy as Angel, and Olivia Munn as Psylocke. The film hits theaters on May 27, 2016.