Following the credits of the incredible X-Men: Days of Future Past, we see the first post-credit scene where well over 90% of people watching won’t understand what it is and means. Don’t worry, I’m here to help you out on that.
When it first appears, we see a sea of followers rhythmically chanting the name ‘En Sabah Nur,’ which means ‘the first one,’ to a young boy/man who is moving all kinds of parts of the Egyptian Pyramids. Now this scene is set thousands and thousands of years ago, when the pyramids were first built (duh) and well before mutants were ever known. That young man’s name is more commonly known as Apocalypse, the worlds first ever mutant. As far as powers, he can basically do anything. Shape shift, change sizes, telekinesis, flying – just like I said, everything. As the camera pans to where we can see his face, we see he is only starting out as a young man, but in the background are his famous 4 horseman – Death, Famine, Pestilence, and War. Now in the comics, such characters like Angel, Wolverine, Gambit, and even Hulk are taken over by Apocalypse and become incarnations of his 4 Horseman – it will be very interesting to see where that leads with the movie universe of X-Men. But back to the scene…
As most of us know by now, the sequel is titled X-Men: Apocalypse, basically saying that Apocalypse is going to be the big, giant sized baddy that the X-Men will take on this time around. In the comics, Apocalypse himself looks extremely gigantic, like the picture above, compared to what the young version in the scene showed. But Bryan Singer and team definitely got everything else right, from his skin tone to the horseman to Ancient Egypt and it’s just pure excitement to see.
If this sequel is set to follow the comic arc as much as Days of Future Past did, it’s going to be very interesting to see which characters are going to be brought in to join the past (and maybe future) X-Men in this movie since some characters story ties in a lot more to the Apocalypse Arc a lot more than others.
We will have to wait for more news on this film. Stay alert, I’m sure we will be getting more on this by the end of this year whether it’s from San Diego Comic-Con or a sudden and surprising tweet from the minds behind the film. For now, here is the post-credit scene itself to get you excited for what’s to come in the X-Verse.