In just five short days, 20th Century Fox will bring its latest X-Men trilogy to a close with X-Men: Apocalypse, which is set in the year 1983. We reported yesterday that this superhero adventure is already off to a good start at the international box office, taking in $103.3 million in its debut in several foreign territories, ahead of the May 27 domestic release. Today we have six new TV spots with new footage from this adventure, including one scene that apparently isn't in the theatrical release.
One of these spots, which debuted on the 20th Century Fox YouTube page, features a scene where Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is visiting the mall with Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Jubilee (Lana Condor), where he first learns what a "brain freeze" is. According to some who have already seen the movie, this mall scene doesn't appear in the finished theatrical cut. These videos also feature plenty of quotes from the nation's critics, offering praise for X-Men: Apocalypse, along with new glimpses at Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Professor X (James McAvoy) and the villainous Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac). We also get to see a scene where Quicksilver admits that Magneto is his father, news which comes as quite a shock to Mystique.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set 10 years after the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, marking the return of director Bryan Singer. 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 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. The movie will also mark the long awaited return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine!
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 reports that the post-credit scene sets up a new character from the Marvel Comics, Mister Sinister, although we don't know for sure how he'll be used as the franchise moves forward. It has already been confirmed that X-Men 7 will be set in the 1990s and take place partially in space, with the studio also developing spinoffs Gambit, The New Mutants and the highly-anticipated sequel Deadpool 2, all set in this growing universe. Take a look at these TV spots below for X-Men: Apocalypse, as we inch closer and closer to its May 27 release.