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As anyone who saw X-Men Days of Future Past will know, the next movie in the series will feature En Sabah Nur, the ancient and powerful mutant also known as Apocalypse.

The post credits scene of X-Men Days of Future Past showed this mysterious figure standing at the Great Pyramid in Egypt, telekinetically assembling the World Wonder while in the distant sands, four mysterious and shadowy figures watched on. This was another Easter Egg for X-Men fans, confirmed that in the next film [X-Men: Apocalypse](movie:1194267), we would see both Apocalypse and his henchmen, the Four Horsemen.

X-Men Apocalypse Villain: Who is En Sabah Nur?

For those who don't know then, who is Apocalypse?

Born in ancient Egypt, the boy who would later become known as Apocalypse was the first human ever to have the mutant x gene. As a result, he was born with gray purple skin, considered a freak and abandoned.

But all was not lost. A tribe of wanderers called the Sandstormers found him and, seeing his strength and will to survive, took him in. The Sandstormers lived in incredibly harsh conditions, and they believed that a person was not worthy of life if they were too weak to survive the harsh reality of the world. It was the Sandstormers who gave Apocalypse his Egyptian name of En Sabah Nur, "The First One".

The young Apocalypse "En Sabah Nur"
The young Apocalypse "En Sabah Nur"

Apocalypse's powers are perhaps more extensive than any other mutant in the entire X-Men universe. He knows flight, invulnerability, super strength, teleportation and telekinesis; he is next to invincible. Wherever he has gone throughout human history, he has been considered a terrible, powerful God.

The Last Movie For Hugh Jackman's Wolverine?

Another question hanging over X-Men Apocalypse, is whether this could be the last appearance of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. With the rebooted X-Men First Class cast taking centre stage in this movie for the most part (it will be set in the 1980s), might now be time to send Jackman's Wolverine packing?

Wolverine's suit for X-Men Apocalypse?
Wolverine's suit for X-Men Apocalypse?

Well, maybe, but maybe not. Not only will this movie be the first to feature Wolverine's iconic yellow costume, but the Apocalypse storyline could lead Wolverine on one of his most dark and disturbing adventures yet.

In the comics, Apocalypse time and again proves too strong for the X-Men to ever completely defeat him. They do however, get the better of his four horsemen. Apocalypse, seeking to replenish their numbers, kidnaps Wolverine and forces him into combat with Sabretooth. When Wolverine wins, Apocalypse installs him as the horseman, Death.

What can we expect from the X-Men Apocalypse plot?

[X-Men: Days Of Future Past](movie:203942) saw Mystique on a merciless mission to stop human persecution of mutants and prevent the creation of the powerful mutant killing sentinels. Some, like Xavier, worry that in her mission she had lost sight of what humans and mutants had in common and that in her fight against them she was coming to resemble their worse sides.

Who are those Four Horsemen?
Who are those Four Horsemen?

In Apocalypse, however, we have this dilemma brought to its other extreme. Apocalypse learnt from his early days that you must be strong to survive, and he seeks to prove this wherever he can. The weak, and those that weaken themselves by helping others, will be destroyed. That means humans, of course, but it also means mutants who stand opposed to him.

X-Men Apocalypse is also expected not only to see the re-introduction of Jean Grey and Cyclops, who we saw towards the end of DoFP, but also of their time-traveling son Cable!

Cable is a hugely anticipated character. A telepathic, bionic soldier anti-hero, it is Cable, in some versions of the story, who wakes Apocalypse up from his centuries long slumber.

It is unclear whether all of these details could make it into the plot for X-Men Apocalypse plot, but just the fact that they could has to have fans extremely excited.

One last thing? If Cable does appear, that would surely raise the chances of fans one day seeing this guy make it to the big screen:


Deadpool and Cable, best buds
Deadpool and Cable, best buds

So what do you think? Which of these plot points do you think we will end up seeing in X-Men Apocalypse? Which would you most want to see? Write in with your thoughts below the line!


What do you most want to see in X-Men Apocalypse?


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