The mutants are coming back to the big screen next year in X-Men: Apocalypse, the third instalment from Bryan Singer’s X-Men prequels.
Things won’t be easy for the mutants, as they will be facing En Sabah Nur, best known as Apocalypse – the first being born with the mutant x-gene. Apocalypse wakes up after thousands of years and is disillusioned with the world as he finds it, so he recruits a team of mutants to help him cleanse mankind and create a new world order with him as the leader.
Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) will join forces and lead a team of young mutants in order to stop Apocalypse’s plans of destruction.
Apocalypse proves to be a huge menace, and will ultimately bring chaos and pain to the world. Playing this character isn’t an easy task, but according to Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Oscar Isaac managed to make this villain a true badass.
“First Class was the first time we went back in time with the younger cast, Days of Future Past dealt with time displacement and all that sort of thing, and blended casts. And this one I think is just going to be pretty huge in many ways. It’s set in the ‘80s. Introducing younger versions of Cyclops and Jean Grey and Storm and those characters so you get a bit of a back story to those guys. And then Apocalypse – Oscar Isaac – turns up and is a badass and it all goes quite extreme”, Hoult told IGN.
He added: “To be honest with you, the times we were acting in the same scene were often quite distant. So I could sense the presence of him – and he’s certainly got a lot of presence, in life – he’s a really fun guy to be around. And that character’s a tricky one to play, you know, essentially a mutant from an era long ago, awoken in this modern day, very confused about what’s been going on around him and decides to do something about it. He certainly brings an intensity to it, in a great way”.
Apocalypse’s powers and abilities include total control over the molecules of his body, enabling him to alter his form as he pleases and enhancing his physical abilities, transform his limbs into weapons, wings or jets, regenerate from fatal injuries, and he can pretty much give himself any physical superhuman power. Because that is not enough, he can also project and absorb energy, has telepathy, telekinesis, and is capable of technopathy. Thanks to all this, he has made himself effectively immortal.
I wasn’t lying when I said he will bring the ultimate chaos.
SDCC attendees had the pleasure of getting a first look at X-Men: Apocalypse, and I can tell you that Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, even with that purple skin colour (that is in no way like the character’s colour in the comics), looks pretty menacing. Now with Hoult’s confirmation of his badassery, I am 10 times more excited for this movie and for the first trailer (friendly reminder that it will be shown before Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
X-Men: Apocalypse, directed by Bryan Singer, is scheduled for a May 27th release.
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