X-Men Face A God In Second 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Trailer

X-Men Face A God In Second 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Trailer

By Robert Dougherty Mar 17, 2016 10:04 AM
Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

X-Men: Apocalypse has a tough act to follow after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War finally come out. As hype for those comic book epics builds up, the fourth superhero movie of 2016 attempted to get back on the radar with a new trailer on March 17.

Although this is the third movie of the new X-Men franchise, the trailer starts by harkening back to the start of the first trilogy, as James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender literally recite Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen's lines from the end of X-Men. Afterwards, the younger generation of X-Men gear up and take sides when Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse comes to cleanse the Earth.



There is no climactic shot of a bald Professor X, as there was in the last trailer. In this case, the new trailer shows more of Apocalypse's vast cleansing power, Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique getting new students like Jean Grey and Cyclops ready for war, and an actual one-liner from Evan Peters' version of Quicksilver.

As seen in past sneak peeks, Apocalypse decrees that everything 'they've built' will fall and gets his hands on Mystique, Olivia Munn's Psylocke cuts through a flying car, and Xavier's library gets the brunt of a big slow motion explosion.

After last week's big premiere of the second Civil War trailer, and with Batman v Superman coming next week, reminding everyone of X-Men: Apocalypse now is necessary but perhaps unfortunate timing. But even if this trailer is pushed aside for the final countdown to Batman v Superman, the movie has a slightly better shot to get everyone's full attention, if only because it opens three weeks after Civil War.

The film still needs work in building up hype and getting fans excited, on the off chance they aren't fatigued by superheroes and apocalypses in two months. They'll know for sure when X-Men: Apocalypse is unleashed upon humanity anyway on May 27.

Tags: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Evan Peters, Olivia Munn, X-Men
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