I’ve mentioned this before, but after the first two X-Men movies produced by Fox, the next four movies made me lose faith in the franchise, and then Days of Future Past came along and gave me new hope for it, a hope which has continued with the trailers for Deadpool.
So now we have been given the first trailer for the much anticipated, much talked-about, X-Men: Apocalypse.
Let’s see what we got here…
Cataclysmic visions, a staple for these kinds of stories…
Jean played by Sansa… er, I mean, Sophie Turner. (heh, every time you turn around, another Game of Thrones star…)
Charles Xavier trying to comfort her…
Hmmm, that’s a haunting melody, isn’t it?
Apocalypse himself, En Sabah Nur… that’s a much quieter voice than I was expecting. It feels like the hissing of a snake as it slithers around your ankles. I can always appreciate good voice work.
Who are these people he’s talking to, as he claims credit for being the figure behind several ancient deities which he doesn’t remotely resemble?
The CIA is involved now, and sharing info with our more peaceful mutant leaders. They must know they need help dealing with this enigmatic “first mutant.” (Apocalypse, of course)
Secret societies worshiping mutants instead of exterminating them? …I honestly cannot think of one instance of that actually happening in the comics, but that could just be a matter of exposure, or lack of such.
Apocalypse apparently thinks of himself as a god, and venomously disparaging of “blind leaders,” which, I am going to assume, means “people who do not do as I would.”
What’s Nightcrawler doing in this story?
Hey, Jubilee! Yay! 🙂
Introducing the Four Horsemen, including Angel (good, canonical), Magneto (I can see how they could make that work in theory, but Magneto has usually been Apocalypse’s enemy, as I recall), someone I do not recognize off the bat, and… Storm? Well, there’s a surprise! I’m guessing there’s some mental juju going on here.
Charles is apparently feeling intimidated by the godlike mutant who invades his school, his sanctum, with his powerful minions.
The blonde, unless I miss my guess, was Mystique, right? I’m terrible with names and faces, and it’s been at least a year since I last saw either First Class or Days of Future Past, but I think that was her, yes. She’s apparently working with the X-Men this time, as a figure of some semi-authority among the younger mutants. She has a point, being at war, and without their real leader, they may have to stop trying to control their powers and focus on fighting for their lives.
Apocalypse goes gigantic! Whoo! I don’t know if that’ll just be some telepathic mind-play, but it’s cool either way! 🙂
Quicksilver is back!
Apocalypse intending to remake the world in his own image, as the Horsemen display their powers.
That image of him among all those shadows of people… is he actually inside Cerebro?!
Major explosions, much damage and danger…
Charles being overpowered while his wearing his Cerebro helmet… not just anyone can do that.
…and he becomes bald now.
Okay, so obviously there is still no continuity between these films whatsoever. What else is new? It’s good and bad at the same time. Is Fox finally just giving up on that, leaving the cinematic universe competition up to others? Are they bowing out of the MCU Copycatting rage? I really hope so, because there is no way all these films can coherently exist within the same continuity, not ever.
While this trailer doesn’t necessarily excite me, it does intrigue me. It promises a great deal while spoiling relatively little. I’ll probably give this one a whirl. 🙂