X-Men: Apocalypse brings drama to screens

Anne Lima

To continue with Marvel’s streak of successful blockbuster superhero films, “Deadpool” and “Captain America: Civil War, ” comes the highly anticipated “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

The film is set in 1983, featuring familiar characters from the previous X-Men films in their youth. Fans are introduced to newcomers portraying veteran X-Men characters such as Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Angel (Ben Hardy), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Psylocke (Olivia Munn) and Jubilee (Lana Condor). The film’s super villain, Apocalypse, is played by Golden Globe winner and “The Force Awakens” actor Oscar Isaac.

Never before seen in any of the previous X-Men films, Apocalypse is the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe. Worshiped from the beginning of civilization as a god, he collects the powers of many other mutants in which he then becomes both immortal and invincible.

Emerging after thousands of years, Apocalypse is disappointed how the world has turned out to and to reverse this he recruits a team of powerful mutants. These recruits include the ever vengeful Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr played by Michael Fassbender, who believes in Apocalypse’s plan to “cleanse” the Earth and create a new world in which he will reign. The X-Men now must unite to defeat his extinction plan with, Raven/Mystique played by Jennifer Lawrence teaming up to help Professor X/Charles Xavier played James McAvoy, who finally dawns the Professor’s recognizable look of a clean shaven head and wheelchair. Professor X leads the young X-Men team to stop this great villain and save mankind from complete annihilation.

In light of, the latest trailer for the movie it is revealed and confirmed by director Bryan Singer that actor Hugh Jackman will return in a cameo as Wolverine in true “Weapon X” form. According to CinemaBlend, following “X-Men: Apocalypse” Jackman will again reprise the clawed mutant in “Wolverine 3.” Singer also mentioned in an interview with HeyUGuys on May 13 that the after-credits scene in the film sets up a concept about what fans should expect to see in the future of the X-Men Universe. Possibly a collaboration with “Deadpool 2”?

The film also sees the return of supporting characters Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Lucas Till as Havok and Evan Peters as Quicksilver. This X-Men installment is said to be the conclusion of Singer’s trilogy that started with “X-Men: First Class” flowing with “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” The film is set for release on May 27, 2016.