Later this month the X-Men prequel trilogy will come to a close with X-Men: Apocalypse, which is set in 1983, 10 years after X-Men: Days of Future Past and 20 years after X-Men: First Class. This adventure brings back several fan-favorite mutants from those previous movies, while introducing many more, including the villainous Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and his Four Horsemen. Today we have a brief preview that sheds new light on one of the Horsemen, Angel, played by newcomer Ben Hardy.
This video from the 20th Century Fox YouTube page, is only about 15 seconds long, but we get plenty of new footage jam-packed within, along with some insight from Ben Hardy himself. The actor reveals that Angel is very angry, as he casts a "shadow of death" across the land. We also see tiny snippets of footage featuring Angel in a cage match, where he's fighting one of the other new mutants, Kodi Smit-McPhee's Nightcrawler.
If that wasn't enough, we also get a new TV spot with even more footage from this superhero sequel, which is set to hit theaters on May 27, going up against Alice Through the Looking Glass. Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse. 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.
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. Until we get more details on the future of this X-Men franchise, take a look at the new videos below from X-Men: Apocalypse.