Over the past few months, Superman, Batman, Captain America and Iron Man have been receiving a lion’s share of the attention when it comes to superheroes on film, but on Friday, 20th Century Fox finally shared the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, and now I can’t decide which comic book movie to get more excited about.
Unlike Days of Future Past, Apocalypse will focus almost entirely on the First Class mutants we were introduced to in 2011. That said, a few familiar faces from the original trilogy are rumored to make an appearance as well. Watch the trailer to get a taste of what the highly anticipated sequel has to offer:
Here’s the full synopsis of the film, in case you want to know more:
“Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.”
X-Men: Apocalypse releases in theaters on May 27th, 2016.