The Trailer for 'X-Men: Apocalypse' has arrived! Images are shown of the world in a blaze of fire. Trees die and the earth is silenced. A young girl wakes up. It’s Jean Grey. She turns to Charles Xavier and says, “I saw the end of the world. There was so much death.” Charles turns to her and assures Jean, “It was just a dream.”
Well Jean might be right because Apocalypse is coming. Not the doomsday event we all have heard about in the bible, but the most powerful mutant in the X-Men verse. Apocalypse tells his children, “They are lost because they follow blind leaders” He also promises the X-Men to show them the way.
Like a scruffy burnt out Magneto says to Apocalypse, “Who the fuck are you?” Many of you might have the same thought. He is En Sabah Nur, introduced in X-Factor number 5 around 30 years ago. The world’s first and oldest mutant, dating back thousands of years. Centuries. He saw the beginning of time. “Everything they’ve built will fall! And through the ashes will fall! And we will build a better world,” Proclaims this sinister new villain.
For our good guys, it looks like our mutants are living the quiet life before Apocalypse shows up. Charles is with Moira. Raven is Raven, No Mystique in sight. And as for Magneto, he’s just wandering the earth in exile. But this threat looks to bring them all together again for one last battle for earth. I’m excited character favorites like Quicksilver and Nightcrawler are back in action for the great battle. Good mutant, bad mutant, all together to fight in a brotherhood to save humanity. Because as a new bald Xavier says, “I’ve never felt a power like this before.” He’s going to need all the help he can get.