In just over one month's time, 20th Century Fox will release the final installment of its X-Men prequel trilogy, X-Men: Apocalypse, arriving in theaters May 27. This superhero adventure is set 10 years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past and 20 years after X-Men: First Class, set in the year 1983. Earlier today, the studio announced that the third and possibly final trailer will be unveiled tomorrow, and to get fans ready, they have also released new photos as well.
The images come from the X-Men Movies Twitter account, offering new looks at Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender). 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 worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from 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 known as The Four Horsemen, 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. Reprising their roles from X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past are Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert), Evan Peters (Quicksilver). New cast members include Oscar Isaac as the villainous Apocalypse, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler.
X-Men: Apocalypse will hit theaters on May 27, 2016, putting it up against Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass, setting up what could be a huge box office showdown. This latest X-Men movie will close out the prequel trilogy that includes X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. The studio is also working on the spinoff Gambit, which will start production later this year, while also developing The New Mutants.
Bryan Singer is directing X-Men: Apocalypse from a script by Simon Kinberg, based on a story the director and screenwriter crafted together with X2: X-Men: United writers Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the new trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, as we get closer and closer to its May 27 release date. Until then, check out the latest photos below, and stay tuned for more on this superhero adventure.