We're nearing the end of the year. Which means we're seeing a lot of trailers over the next two weeks. These last few days have been rather fruitful in terms of new footage. Yesterday we got our first look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. And we also got a sneak peek at The Legend of Tarzan. Tomorrow, we'll get one of the most anticipated trailers with X-Men: Apocalypse. And to celebrate the occasion, 20th Century Fox has released an exciting new teaser poster
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. It will be one of the greatest tests these Marvel superheroes have ever faced. And as the tagline teases, only the strong will survive.
Also 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. It isn't known how many of these characters will be revealed in the first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer arriving sometime next month. But from what we've heard, the footage isn't too dissimilar from what was shown at San Diego Comic Con 2015.
Bryan Singer is directing from a script by Simon Kinberg, based on a story the director and screenwriter crafted together with Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, who co-wrote the script for X2: X-Men: United. 20th Century Fox has slated X-Men: Apocalypse for release on May 27, 2016, putting it up against yet another sequel, Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass. While some fans are looking forward to this massive superhero sequel, which will close out the trilogy that includes X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, others are curious about what the studio has in store for this franchise. Check out the latest poster, and be sure to tune back in tomorrow for the first official trailer.