20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse will bring an end to the studio's X-Men prequel trilogy, which includes 2011's X-Men: First Class and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. To get fans ready for this superhero adventure, the X-Men Movies Twitter page has released a new Mutant viral video, which is presented as an ad for a faux documentary series that explores the history of En Sabbah Nur, a.k.a Apocalypse. This video also features a voice that genre fans may certainly recognize.
The video appears to be inspired by the 1977 TV series In Search of..., hosted by the late great Leonard Nimoy, but taking the actor's place as narrator is his Star Trek co-star George Takei. This video is an ad for a fake series entitled In the Footsteps Of..., which showcases bits of footage from X-Men: Days of Future Past, when the world first learned that mutants were living among us. The ad goes on to reference Apocalypse's place in history, who disappeared after wiping out entire civilizations thousands of years ago.
We got our first look at a young Apocalypse in the end credits sequence for X-Men: Days of Future Past, who was seen assembling the Egyptian pyramids with his telekinetic powers. X-Men: Apocalypse is set in 1983, 10 years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, where Apocalypse has surfaced once again. This villain begins assembling his Four Horsemen, Archangel (Ben Hardy), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender), on a mission 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) and Evan Peters (Quicksilver). New cast members include Oscar Isaac as the villainous Apocalypse, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, 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. In related news, we also have a new ad for the U.K. broadband provider Skye Fibre, featuring Evan Peters as Quicksilver, along with a number of other mutants from X-Men: Apocalypse.