Watch New X-Men: Apocalypse Promo Featuring the Evil 'Four Horsemen'
"Everything they built will fall!"
A superhero movie is only as good as its villains, and the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse has plenty to choose from. The ancient, world-conquering Apocalypse has a quartet of evil mutants to do his bidding--Storm, Psylocke, Angel, and Magneto--and they are showcased in a few featurette. Check it out below:
X-Men: Apocalypse is directed by Bryan Singer, who made the first two movies in the series and returned for 2014's hugely successful Days of Future Past. In a recent interview with Slashfilm, Singer spoke about the decision to make Apocalypse the main bad guy this time round.
"It's just so different," he said. "We've always treated this theme of mutants vs. humans, and Apocalypse [is] a different character than I've traditionally explored in the universe. He makes no distinctions between humans and mutants. He's interested in the Earth as a whole and the purity of civilization and the strongest [beings]."
Singer was also asked about being one of the first filmmakers of the modern superhero era, and if he felt any influence from the huge movies that have followed in the wake of the original X-Men films. "They affect me all the time," he admitted. "This makes a billion dollars, and this tonally is so light and this is fun and this is a gag, and the other side is [Christopher] Nolan, it's dark. But when I go to make an X-Men movie I'm like 'Well, the last thing I can do is start to try and make an X-Men movie look like Dark Knight or The Avengers.'
"If I start doing that then I'm going to f*ck it all up. You would not have had Days of Future Past, you would have Days of Avengers Knight or something."
X-Men: Apocalypse arrives on May 27, 2016, and stars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, and Rose Byrne.
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