Yesterday, 20th Century Fox announced that the third, and possibly final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse will debut today, while director Bryan Singer also revealed a photo that gave us our first look at The Blob. True to their word, the studio has debuted the latest footage, which showcases all-new footage from this superhero adventure, set to arrive in theaters nationwide May 27. X-Men: Apocalypse is set 10 years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past and 20 years after X-Men: First Class, taking place in the year 1983. And this latest trailer teases the arrival of the iconic Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman.
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. 20th Century Fox 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. There have been rumors that Bryan Singer has signed on to direct another X-Men movie, with production reportedly starting next year in Montreal, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. While we wait for more on the future of this lucrative X-Men franchise, check out the new trailer below.