x-men: apocalypse

Sometimes lost in the early-2016 hubbub of the love-it-or-hate-it vibe of ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ and the impending excitement of ‘Avengers 2.5’ – otherwise officially known as ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ – is the fact that we are getting the next installment of Marvel and Fox’s mutant series, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ in less than six weeks.  The movie and comic studio don’t want you to forget, however; that’s why their marketing departments are working overtime to come up with unique ways to grab your attention, and today we’ve got a couple of fun little tidbits to share with you.

First up is a clip for a fake documentary like you might have seen on a cable TV channel back in the 1980s – which makes perfect sense, seeing as how ‘Apocalypse’ is set in the “rebooted” X-Men universe of the ’80s.  In this “commercial” for ‘In the Footsteps of…’ (narrated with surprising calmness by George Takei of ‘Star Trek’ and internet “Ohhh Myyyyy” fame), you’ll learn a little about En Sabah Nur, also known as Apocalypse, and how “the world’s first mutant” has had a hand in some of history’s biggest calamities, even if he has been silent recently.  Let’s watch:

Also released by Fox is a very cool elongated poster/infographic, showing some of Apocalypse’s most heinous acts throughout history, including morbid-but-enlightening estimated body counts with many of the occurrences.  It’s all designed, of course, to make sure you know that En Sabah Nur is one bad mamajama, and the X-Men should have their hands full with him in the upcoming movie.  Also note the very cool “sands through the hourglass” effect of the overall graphic; someone in Marvel and Fox’s PR team has been working hard to get your attention on this stuff.  Check it out below (clickable for bigger-sized reading).

‘X-Men’ Apocalypse opens in US theaters on May 27 of this year – the same night that “In the Footsteps of…’ is on!  I’m definitely going to have to set my VCR to record that while I’m out at the movie.



Source: ComicBookMovie

When looking for his first job as a fresh-faced 16-year-old, Tony stumbled through the mall and ended up in front of the local comic book shop – and he never looked back.  A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Facebook and Twitter to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.