The 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Trailer Is Here, & Here's What It's Telling Us So Far
The X-Men:Apocalypse trailer came out today and the first thing I thought of when I saw it was that I wish I hadn't, so I could watch it over and over again with a fresh mind — it is that good, and plenty awesome enough to tide us over until the movie is released on May 27 next year. Yes, that sounds impossibly far away but the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer is definitely enough to satisfy us (eh, at least for a little while). It isn't the sort of rude teaser where you get a tiny taste and glimpse of Charles's wheelchair or something. Nope, this is an actual, full-length, in-depth trailer that tells us who is coming back, who still holds villain status, who's now a good guy, and a closer look at a lot of the X-Men whose origins fans have been asking for. (Well, more like demanding, but who's keeping track, right?) We can all keep thanking Marvel for pumping out the movies that pretty much anyone can devour and then be happy paying tons more to see the movies over and over again.
The X-Men: Apocalypse trailer tells us right away that we're pushed back to the past, instead of exploring present-day mutants like Rogue or Kitty Pryde. Instead, we see a young Charles still very much recruiting fellow mutants, including a young Jean Grey (ahh!), played by freaking Sansa Stark! OK, she may be Sophie Turner in our world, but Jean Grey is a pretty powerful badass who Sansa could stand to learn a few things from.
We also get a closer look at the villain of X-men: Apocalypse: the centuries-old En Sabah Nur, aka Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac, whose sidekicks are the Four Horsemen. In this installment, one of those sidekicks will (sadly) be Magneto. I always tend to have a soft spot for him and his plight to allow mutants to just be themselves, while having a totally loving bromance with Charles. But I know, that time is long gone, I get it. I can still mourn, though.
At least Mystique, still played perfectly by Jennifer Lawrence, is still fighting for the good guys this time around. It's no secret that she tends to jump from sides and, ahem, into different beds (#noslutshame). But it's nice to see her (at least in the trailer) sticking by Charles's side, along with the other X-Men.
And what have we been told exactly in this seriously cool trailer?
With Our Big Bad Teamed Up With Magneto, Our Heroes Won't Stand A Great Chance
Remember how Magneto is pretty much the most powerful of them all? Yeah, now he'll be under the influence of an even bigger bad and if it was hard enough to beat him before, it's about to get pretty terrifying.
Like I Said, Terrifying
As Jean Grey presumably wakes up from a pretty hellish dream/premonition, we see glimpses of En Sabah Nur's plans for the world. And it's enough to make you realize why this was always revered as one of the worst big baddies of the X-Men world.
Havok Is Xavier's New BFF
With Cyclops slated to be introduced in X-Men: Apocalypse, it leads you to wonder what they're going to do with him (Scott Summers) and Havok (Alex Summers), who were brothers in the comic books. In the comic books, the two brothers were orphaned and separated, so I guess that could still hold true in Apocalypse, giving them a reunion when they both meet up as X-Men.
En Sabah Nur Predates The Bible & Everyone Is Screwed
En Sabah Nur's thing is that he always has four "children" (other mutants) working with him who he bestows insane amounts of extra power to. They're his Four Horsemen and he is Apocalypse. But as the lovely CIA agent points out in the trailer, those terms were very possibly put in The Bible after he coined them.
And Hold Up, Was That STORM With The Bad Guys?
Well, I guess that's how we're introduced to the much-anticipated backstory of Storm. We knew she'd had a shaky past that Charles helped her overcome, as he tends to do with all of the X-Men, but it's almost too sad to see her on the bad side, as she's one X-Man we've never seen go dark. Or, in Jean Grey's case a few movies ago, "go red."
Quicksilver Is Back!
In the comic, Age of Apocalypse, Quicksilver and his sister learn that Magneto is their true father and he finds them in order to take them back to En Sabah Nur with him to rule the planet at mutants should. Then, in the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver (Evan Peters) makes a very quick comment about his mother once knowing a guy where Magneto says he's from. And now, with Peters making a very transparent (pun intended) comment about his character searching for his parents in this new film, it's been all but confirmed that this is the story line they'll be sticking with.
We Will See The End Of Xavier's Hair
Which, by all accounts, is mourn-worthy on its own. As a young man, his character is pretty beautiful and those longish brown locks are partly to thank for that. Then again, the image of Professor X, truly looking like the man we know now and have seen in their present-day, gives me chills.