While the comic book community has been geeking out over everything Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War, there’s another big superhero juggernaut that’s been flying way under the radar, X-Men: Apocalypse. Currently running as the longest comic book franchise, X-Men has never been better, and Apocalypse looks to continue that in a big way. It may have hit a rough patch with quite a bit of backlash towards the look at the titular villain, but Singer and his crew righted that wrong and have this superhero epic back on track.
Other than a few shining moments, many, myself included, were slightly underwhelmed by the first trailer for the movie. But that wrong was righted with a short, but impactful trailer during Super Bowl 50 in February. While more of the same is usually a bad thing, that’s not the case when it comes to Bryan Singer and X-Men. Singer continues to build this universe at a steady pace with the same techniques, just with better polish each time. And while the original trilogy (mainly first two) of movies were fantastic, Apocalypse looks like it’ll be the X-Men we’ve always wanted.
Like I said above, Apocalypse has been pretty quiet up to this point, but it looks like that may be changing. In what may be the beginning of its marketing push, we now have two beautiful new posters for the film. Each poster focuses on the two sides of the fight: Xavier’s team of X-Men and Apocalypse and his Four Horseman. What I love about these new one-sheets is that they have a very biblical feel and look to them, which is something that has already been teased in the footage we’ve seen. With Apocalypse being the first ever Mutant, I expect that to play a big part in the movie.
The X-Men this time around include Professor X (James McAvoy), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), as well as Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne), Havok (Lucas Till), and Jubilee (Lana Condor). With the opposite side of the fight having a powerful roster of Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, Alexandra Shipp’s Storm, Olivia Munn’s Psylocke, and Ben Hardy’s Archangel. Take a look at the new posters below. Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27th, 2016.