We combed over every frame of footage shared with Singer and his X-Men: Apocalypse team and did a head count of the different mutants on display, while also marveling (no pun intended) at their God-given, genetically enhanced abilities. Which character, revealed in the new trailer, were you most intrigued by? And who are you still waiting to see? I wish we could have seen one "Bamf!" from the new Nightcrawler. Perhaps in trailer number two.
MagnetoSo, what do we know about the master of magnetism, as played once again by the great Michael Fassbender? Well, from this quick GIF, he’s on the side of Apocalypse (who you ALSO can see in the scene), and he’s accompanied by Storm and Angel. They have infiltrated the X-Mansion, as later in the trailer, we see Apocalypse using what we think is Cerebro. Such a tool in the hands of a villain? That’s terrifying.
ApocalypseThat’s not the best view of Apocalypse and his powers, though. In a scene that finally addresses the villain’s stature, we see Charles (James McAvoy) trying to punch his new adversary. Only, his entire fist is blocked, and caught… and the villain then increases to ridiculous heights to possibly crush Professor X into the ground. Is this a dream sequence? That’s my guess.
CyclopsX-Men: Apocalypse is bringing back younger versions of several fan-favorite characters, and classic X-Men leader Scott Summers will be figuring out how to properly use his powers as Cyclops. Once again, Scott "misplaces" his visor in this Apocalypse scene, creating holy hell for his upstairs neighbors. "My bad!" the hero shouts, for the umpteenth time.
QuicksilverSpeaking of fan favorites, Evan Peters’ Quicksilver was a legitimate scene stealer in Days of Future Past, helping Charles to break Magneto out of a top secret holding cell. It was one of that movie’s most memorable sequences, and the actor (as well as his director) have been saying they’re trying to top it in Apocalypse. Is this a snapshot of their attempt? Why is Quicksilver sprinting through Charles’ mansion? We can’t wait to find out.
StormSorry, Halle Berry. Your time as the weather witch has come to an end, and this is our first look at Alexandra Shipp in action as Ororo Munroe… better known as Storm. We know the character will be a minion of Apocalypse, one of the Four Horsemen. But it has to be a short-lived stay, as Storm is one of the greatest X-Men of all time. She can’t stay evil on this timeline… right?