A description of the X-Men: Apocalypse Comic-Con footage
Straight from their Hall H panel at San Diego, Twentieth Century Fox screened X-Men: Apocalypse Comic-Con footage and our own Edward Douglas described it as follows:
The footage opened with a nuclear explosion and we cut to Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey gasping, saying that she had seen the end of the world and all this death, to which James McAvoy says that it was only a dream. There’s a voice over from Oscar Isaac about how he’s been seen as a God. ‘I’ve been called any things over many lifetimes, Ra, Krishna, Yahweh, and the footage shows Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert telling Charles about how when people find out about mutants they, form cults that worship them but that she investigated one such person from the beginning of time that’s thought to be the first mutant.
Apocalypse gives a big voiceover speech to the young mutants saying they’ve lost their way by following blind leaders. ‘Everything you’ve built will fall and from the ashes of the world, we’ll build a better one.’ Then we see Apocalypse in a hood as Magneto asks him “Who the F are you?” and Apocalypse responds “Come and See” as we get to see Oscar Isaac in the full costume and he looks exactly like in the comics.
We learn from Professor X that Apocalypse can control other mutants and we see a scene where the X-Men are facing Apocalypse with a bunch of them including Storm and Ben Hardy as Archangel sided with Apocalypse, as well as Magneto who uses his powers to pull a slumped-over Charles in a wheelchair towards him. We get a glimpse of all the characters… but just a shot of Nightcrawler, Jubilee and Olivia Munn’s Psylocke. I didn’t even see Havoc and Cyclops only had one shot as well. We did see a quick Quicksilver shot. We don’t see their powers because that’s FX that is still being worked on.
The titles during this footage said ‘Prepare for Apocalypse.’Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique says that a great storm approaches and that’s why she’s here. To fight. We see Professor X under the Cerebro helmet a few times as he comments that Apocalypse seems to be enhancing his power. ‘I’ve never felt power like this before.’ The footage ended with the classic Professor X look, in a wheelchair with a bald head (the crowd went wild for that, too).
Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult are set to lead the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, which will also see the return of Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Lucas Till as Havok and newcomers Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner Jean Grey, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Lana Condor as Jubilee. Oscar Isaac is also starring as the film’s title antagonist with Simon Kinberg scripting from a treatment by Mike Dougherty, Dan Harris and Kinberg.
Said to be the conclusion of a trilogy started with X-Men: First Class and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past, the Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27, 2016.
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