‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ hits theaters at the end of May and 20th Century Fox has unleashed a final trailer to tease the film.
Director Bryan Singer said about the new clip:
“We always planned three trailers. This trailer had to be ready weeks ago visually, so it could be reproduced all over the world. There’s still tons of stuff I wish I could have put in it, but you have to wait for the movie!”
True, but the director offered some commentary to go along with the new trailer to tide you over until the movie arrives in about a month.
The new trailer offered a glimpse of Oscar Isaac as the titular villain, pre-transformation. Prior to this, we have seen Apocalypse in full blue makeup and armor, but this is the first look at him before all that.
“That was shot fairly early on. It’s not a big moment, but you get a taste of who he was. That’s when he’s not Apocalypse. This is when he’s a willing contributor.”
Following his transformation, however, the change is more than physical.
“He’s bearing the souls, as we say, of many lives and many characters. He has contained within him many voices, but he chooses one primarily. Sometimes he’ll lapse into other kinds of voices, all taken from various ranges and tones. We had a bass mic to his right cheek, a bass drum mic to his left cheek, and a normal Sennheiser that records the primary dialogue. I was able to take all those voices and augment them. But this isn’t the final mix. It’s getting closer to how he’s going to sound.”
What about the clip of Professor X experiencing a major power surge?
“It’s something like the astral plane. Apocalypse is a very powerful mutant and it results in an all-out attack on many levels. This is just one part of the attack. Every character is involved in one way or another.”
“She’s famous, but nobody’s really seen her since [‘Days of Future Past’]. Meeting her is a big deal to him. She’s the great hero from 1973 and he’s starstruck in that moment. She’s not comfortable with it. She’s not interested in being the face of a world that she doesn’t believe exists. She’s not a hero.”
Nightcrawler isn’t the only other mutant that Mystique encounters in the trailer. She and Quicksilver share a humorous interlude, which Singer discussed by saying:
“It’s not like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. We know the deal. The question is, who else knows it and what does it mean and how does it inform how Quicksilver has evolved as a character? It’s part of his journey right to the end of this film.”
“We never like to digress into fights for the sake of fights. I always like to give conflicts purpose. And visually, who would be a nice match? Whose powers complement each other in battle? To have Cyclops trying to pin Storm, who can fly, it makes for some really wild imagery that I haven’t seen before.”
As the clip closes, fans get a glimpse of what appears to be a cameo from Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine.
“Make of that what you want. I will say, it’s not simple. There’s something more pivotal that occurs with that. It hints to a sequence that again fits within the canon of all six movies, and the birth of a new direction. It’s not insignificant, nor is it simply just a throw-in.” It’s not the only shot you’re gonna see, let’s put it that way.”
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Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Directed by Bryan Singer,’X-Men: Apocalypse’ stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme/Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast, Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver, Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok, Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III/Angel, Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee/Jubilee, Olivia Munn as Betsy Braddock/Psylocke, Tómas Lemarquis as Caliban, Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine and opens in theaters May 27, 2016.