While everyday humans were bashing their heads together on a football field last night, some of the worlds most powerful mutants were waging war against one another in the latest X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. The Super Bowl 50 TV spot for Bryan Singer’s super-powered showdown is a heavy dose of Oscar Isaac’s Apolcaypse and his followers; Magneto, Storm, Psylocke, and (Arch)Angel. While Professor X and his X-Men aren’t completely left out, the best moments are definitely when the bad guys take over.
The Super Bowl featured some of the best overall round-up of spots in most recent memory, with Apocalypse as one of the standouts. While it feels like Apocalypse is being shuffled backwards behind a killer line-up of comic book movies for 2016, it’s one of the two (Captain America: Civil War) that are pretty much guaranteed to be completely awesome. Whenever there’s a X-Men film and Bryan Singer is attached, it pretty much outdoes the previous one. If Apocalypse continues that trend, that’s a SERIOUS accomplishment considering Days of Future Past is its predecessor.
Apocalypse sees James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Even Peters returning as their respective characters of Professor X, Mystique, Beast, and Quicksilver, as well as Rose Byrne and Lucas Till as Moira MacTaggert and Havok from X-Men: First Class. The new generation of X-Men include Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Jubilee (Lana Condor).
On the other side of the fight is Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, the first ever mutant. The title villain recruits Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, Alexandra Shipp’s Storm, Olivia Munn’s Psylocke, and Ben Hardy’s Angel as his Four Horsemen to battle the X-Men and usher in a new world order. With the movie looking like one big battle royale, it’s only fitting for all the characters to get some snazzy new uniforms. You can get some quick glimpse of them above in the spot, but I thought I’d help you out and capture some screenshots highlighting those war-ready new duds. X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 26th, 2016.