“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” – Revelation 22:13
Apocalypse is coming.
We start with a cold open. Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) has a bleak vision of the end of the world, which no one seems to believe until it’s too late.
Enter Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), who looks like a menacing, Egyptian Ivan Ooze (but in a good way).
Professor X assembles his team (with nearly if not all the Days of Future’s Past cast reprising their mutant roles alongside a few newcomers), backed by Magneto and Mystique to discuss this matter and figure out how to stop him. Unfortunately, they soon find out that they’ve bitten off more than they can chew when they realize the true nature of Apocalypse’s awesome power (which the trailer does a nice job of sprinkling throughout its two and a half minute tease).
One thing that’s been altered is Apocalypse’s four horseman. While they are not the same from the comics (let alone the Bible), it’s interesting to see that they are ambiguous and can seemingly change on Apocalypse’s whims. It’s also possible that they are under his control the entire time seeing as he possesses Magneto at some point. It seems that two of his riders are Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Archangel (Ben Hardy) with the other two being surprises.
Nightcrawler’s (Kodi Smit-McPhee) inclusion is also a nice touch and it’s nice not knowing if he will join either side or become caught in the crosshairs.
The trailer itself is well done. Nothing seems out of place, nor is Bryan Singer giving anything significant away. The right amount of dread, suspense and excitement permeate the scenes to build proper hype for this film. Seeing James McAvoy sporting the iconic Professor X look in the closing moments is a nice touch that a lot were hoping to see at some point in the Singer directed franchise.
If the latest trailers for 2016’s comic book movie lineup feature any recurring theme, it’s war.
We cant’t wait.