Earlier today, the new trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse was finally unveiled, offering our first look at this superhero sequel that hits theaters May 27, 2016. Director Bryan Singer decided that the footage alone wasn't enough, debuting a new poster on his Instagram page. The filmmaker also revealed he will be holding a Q&A session live at 12:30 PM PT, presumably on his https://twitter.com/BryanSinger/with_replies|Twitter page, but as of now, he hasn't posted any updates. Take a look at what he had to say on his Instagram page.
"'... from the ashes of their world we'll build a better one.' Check out this exclusive #Apocalypse poster, I'll be answering your #XMen questions live today at 12:30 PM PT."
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.
While we wait for this Q&A to start, hopefully the director will answer some questions about the franchise's future. A report surfaced last month that claimed Bryan Singer is prepping a mystery X-Men movie that 20th Century Fox will release in 2018, but that hasn't been confirmed. Bryan Singer has teased in the past that X-Men: Apocalypse will be the end of the trilogy that includes X-Men: First Class and last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. 20th Century Fox is extending this beloved X-Men franchise with three more movies that have connections to this universe, Deadpool, Gambit and Wolverine 3, but 20th Century Fox hasn't confirmed any further plans.
X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) are returning to reprise their roles in X-Men: Apocalypse. New additions to the cast 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. If the rumors of a new X-Men movie are true, we'll have to wait and see which of these cast members will be brought back.
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. 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. Check out this new poster and stay tuned for more on X-Men: Apocalypse.