This weekend, the beloved X-Men prequel trilogy will come to a close with the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, which is set in the year 1983. Earlier this month, we saw the studio embrace the movies 1980s setting by debuting four retro arcade video games with mutant themes that fans could play on their web browsers. With just a few days left until this superhero adventure hits theaters, the studio has released a new preview, which goes retro once again, featuring none other than Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous host Robin Leach.
This video, which debuted on the 20th Century Fox YouTube page, features footage from the "next episode" of Fables of the Flush and Fabulous, where Robin Leach presents a sneak peek within Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. We don't actually see Robin Leach himself, but he does provide narration for this video with his unmistakable voice. With just a few days left until X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters, it's possible that there may be a few more of these videos surfacing before the movie hits theaters.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set in 1983, 10 years after the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, marking the return of director Bryan Singer. 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 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. X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) are coming back to reprise their roles and close out the trilogy. 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 reports that the post-credit scene sets up a new character from the Marvel Comics, Mister Sinister, although we don't know for sure how he'll be used as the franchise moves forward. Producer Simon Kinberg also recently confirmed that X-Men 7 will be set in the 1990s and take place partially in space, with the studio also developing spinoffs Gambit, The New Mutants and the highly-anticipated sequel Deadpool 2, all set in this growing universe. Take a glimpse inside the X-Mansion with this new preview for X-Men: Apocalypse, to get ready for this superhero adventure in theaters this weekend.