If you can't wait for X-Men: Apocalypse to hit theaters next weekend, boy have you hit the mother load. 20th Century Fox is doing one last promotional push for this epic Mutant adventure. And it's brought a wave of fun stuff that kicks off with a cool retro recruitment video. Following in the tradition of their 'In Search Of' viral video from a few weeks back, this cool teaser is looking for new members to join Xavier's legendary School for Gifted Youngers. Jubilee serves as your host as you are whisked through X-Mansion. And there is even a cool audio cameo from Stan Lee.
But wait, that's not all. We also have an exciting clip that features the return of Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr. Here, he reveals himself as 'Magneto'. This arrives with some awesome new X-Men covers from Entertainment Weekly. They unite the entire cast of characters, showing off old and new Mutants alike. Finally, we have a look at some very cool faux X-Men album covers. These 45s parody songs such as Duran Duran's Hungry Like the Wolf, Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night, Boy George's Church of the Poison Mind, David Bowie's Let's Dance, and Flock of Seagulls' I Run. They are all tied into the 80s theme of the movie. Along with all of these riches comes new insight from director Bryan Singer, who had this to say about the latest sequel and whether or not this is it for this team of genetically mutated super heroes.
"It's kind of a conclusion of six films, X-Men 1, 2, 3, as well as First Class and Days of Future Past, and yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters. Even my father, who's 85, called me and said, 'Is this the last one?' I said, 'Well, it's not going to be the last X-Men, I can promise you that, Dad.' But it does have a kind of conclusive aspect to it."
It is noted that the contracts for this latest trilogy's four main leads all expire with X-Men: Apocalypse, which includes Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), and Nicholas Hoult (Beast). But it might not be their last turn at bat. About coming back for more, McAvoy had this to say.
"Even if this is the last one for me or for other people, you just are sort of grateful for the experience,. I know I can speak for a lot of the other guys as well that it's been a really positive experience for us professionally and socially and personally."
As of right now, the three men all say they are eager to return. But Jennifer Lawrence might be the one hold out. And it could be blamed on the blue paint she is required to wear as Mystique. Fans will notice she appears more in the flesh as Raven this time out. While she says she would 'love' to come back, there are more important ways for her to spend her time during the year, indicating that she has better things to do. She explains.
"I would love to come back...You realize how important your year is, like how important three months out of your year is...I don't know...I shouldn't be that honest."
There are several new Mutants in X-Men: Apocalypse. All of whom are expected to return in X-Men 7, which will take place in the 90s and is said to partially happen in outer space. These actors were chosen extremely carefully, as the franchise rests on their shoulders now. Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) and Alexandra Shipp (Storm) are all said to be signed onto at least two more movies. And it is rumored that one of those might be The New Mutants, though none of those three characters are said to be the leads in that spinoff. You can take a look at all the exciting new X-Men stuff here.