X-Men Apocalypse Mystique choke

Since the release of ‘X-Men: First Class’, Jennifer Lawrence has become one of the biggest stars of the franchise. But since her future in the series is currently up in the air, 20th Century Fox is certainly playing up her involvement for as long as they have her. The evidence is in the latest clips released from ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ ahead of its theatrical debut this weekend. Before fans head over to their local theaters for midnight screenings of Bryan Singer’s latest Marvel mutant movie, Fox has released a few short clips to play up JLaw’s Mystique and her leadership role on the team.

First, as she and the younger members of the X-Men head into battle to face Apocalypse, Raven regales the kids with the tale of the first X-Men team that she and Hank were a part of. And though she doesn’t consider herself a hero due to the fact that she couldn’t save her teammates, the students of the Xavier School for the Gifted tell her otherwise. You can check it out below

The second clip  is much shorter, but still shows off Raven’s mentorship of the younger mutants. You’ve definitely seen this in previously released TV spots and trailers, but this clip isolates the moment where Mystique tells Cyclops that he doesn’t have to have full control over his powers to be effective in this battle. Here it is, followed by the official synopsis of the film:

Worshiped as a god since the dawn of civilization, the immortal Apocalypse becomes the first and most powerful mutant. Awakening after thousands of years, he recruits the disheartened Magneto and other mutants to create a new world order. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Professor X and Raven lead a team of young X-Men to stop their seemingly invincible nemesis from destroying mankind.

What do you think about this last round of clips for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’? Are you excited to see the next chapter in Fox’s Marvel mutant film franchise? And how do you think Mystique is doing as a role model for the next generation of mutants? Sound off in the comments.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Hardy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Lana Condor, Olivia Munn, and Oscar Isaac opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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