Coming this memorial day weekend to a theater near you is the latest chapter in the popular mutant saga X-Men: Apocalypse. And in the past few weeks we've seen a number of exciting previews that tease the new characters and reintroduce some old favorites. Today, we have a new clip courtesy of Youtube that brings Jennifer Lawrence's Raven back home. In the movie, she will become a leader transformed.
Before X-Men: Days of Future Past, Mystique was a villain. She decided to go against her old teacher and follow the path set out by Magneto. But with the altered timeline introduced in the previous movie, Raven has had a change of heart. And as we see in this sneak peek, she is returning to Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, where she will become a mentor to a new group of burgeoning superheroes.
X-Men: Apocalypse closes out the prequel trilogy that includes 2011's X-Men: First Class and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. 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 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. 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 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, although the studio is also developing spinoffs such as The New Mutants, X-Force and Gambit. Some of the new characters seen in X-Men: Apocalypse may return in New Mutants.
It was confirmed this past week by Singer himself that the next X-Men movie will take place in the 1990s, following the 1980s setting of X-Men: Apocalypse. He also claims the movie might take place in space. But that's getting ahead of the game. Fans haven't even gotten a chance to see X-Men: Apocalypse yet. The movie arrives in theaters May 27, 2016. While we wait a few more long days to finally see this action-packed adventure, check out this latest preview. It arrives with a new TV spot that profiles Evan Peters' fan-favorite mutant Quicksilver, who is rumored to steal the show yet again.