X-Men: Apocalypse’s title not only spotlights the power-hungry villain played by Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in the latest installment in the blockbuster X-Men franchise, it also not-so-subtly teases the destruction that takes place on screen.
Awakened after thousands of years, ancient mutant Apocalypse (Isaac) believes the world needs a massive reboot and tasks his Four Horsemen — Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), and Angel (Ben Hardy) — with helping him initiate epic annihilation. It’s up to the X-Men, including Charles (James McAvoy) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), to stop the carnage, but the good guys have their work cut out for them: The Four Horsemen are awarded certain perks for joining the big bad’s team.
“One of Apocalypse’s many powers is he can imbue other mutants with greater ones,” says director Bryan Singer. Case in point: In the concept art image (above), Singer says, “Magneto is demonstrating a small taste of what he can do now. Magneto is already enormously powerful…. Now Apocalypse gives him powers far beyond what we’ve seen before.” Something tells us this will get very messy.
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