(Warning - anyone not a fan of - brief - swearing, or of potentially far-reaching X-Men: Apocalypse plot SPOILERS, may want to tread carefully below...)
With this year's San Diego Comic-Con featuring a whole lot of screenings of decidedly awesome superhero movie footage, it's perhaps a little surprising that we haven't actually had a chance to see all that many of them in a form that isn't both scurrilously leaked and so-blurry-it-might-as-well-be-fake.
Sure, we got to see an official version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's grandiose new trailer, but when it comes to some of the other hot-ticket items on the superhero schedule, we're still very much waiting to get our first proper look. Thankfully, though, that doesn't mean we can't get a pretty good idea of what was screened in the meantime. A full breakdown of the widely-acclaimed Deadpool trailer is right here, but that wasn't the only piece of awesomeness Fox pulled out of the bag during its Saturday night panel...
Here's Everything You Need to Know About the New X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer
Starting off with the fact that:
Sadly, It Didn't Feature Wolverine
Y'see, while Hugh Jackman may well have had an awesome surprise for the Comic-Con audience...
"I've got three words for you: Old Man Logan."
...it wasn't, sadly, confirmation that he will - as has long been expected - be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Thankfully, though, what we did see was exciting enough to largely make up for it - including, as it did:
A Jean Grey Premonition
In which we saw Sophie Turner - who's playing Jean in the upcoming movie - waking from what looks to have been a pretty terrible dream, and revealing:
"I saw the end of the world. I could feel all this...death."
Never fear, though, because:
Professor X Is Still There, With Hair
And he's a whole lot more reassuring than he was back in X-Men: Days of Future Past, telling Jean:
"It was just a dream."
Which, of course, we all know it definitely wasn't.
Apocalypse Found His Voice
And we were able to hear Oscar Isaac intone the words:
"I've been called many things over many lifetimes. Ra. Krishna. Yahweh."
Which in turn segues into our first looks at:
A Whole Load of Very '80s X-Men
Including the returning Mystique, Quicksilver and Moira MacTaggert (and later Beast)...
Magneto Makes His Return
And, from the looks of it, has found himself some peace - and a spouse - since the events of Days of Future Past.
We Get a Look at Some of the New X-Men
Including Jean Grey, Jubilee, Nightcrawler...and a distinctly Mohawk-ed Storm.
What comes next, though, means that...
We Now Know Who Apocalypse's Horsemen Are
And from the looks of it, Magneto and Storm are definitely making the cut - which coincides with a magnificently surly "Who the Fuck are you" line from Magneto, and our first full look at Apocalypse himself (who looks pretty faithful to the comics, if a little more small-scale and humanoid).
A few moments later, the foursome is seemingly completed by Psylocke (who looks surprisingly comic-book faithful) and what looks an awful lot like (the widely anticipated) Archangel.
And then, alongside...
A Brief Glimpse of Cyclops and Havok...
(Though it's still great to see that the chances of the pair finally interacting on the big screen are pretty darned high.)
...We Finally Get to See What Causes THAT Haircut
And, from the looks of it - combined with Xavier's big reveal while using Cerebro that he's "never felt power like this before" - the good Professor is set to lose his hair as a result of a power surge caused by Apocalypse.
Here's hoping it doesn't send him evil like it did Lex Luthor that one time, though...