Just when it feels the excitement building around the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens couldn't be any more intense, it's been announced that the first official trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse will strategically piggyback off its immense popularity.
Star Wars is set to smash box office records, has a huge opening release and will dominate IMAX, which makes it the perfect platform for sneaky previews of the most eagerly anticipated films. What better movie than the latest X-Men release?
Talking to Collider, co-writer and producer Simon Kinberg said:
"Our first trailer will be on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s our first thing out there so it is somewhat of a teaser but it’s certainly longer than a minute and it has a ton of cool stuff in it."
A new Mutant leader?
X-Men: Apocalypse is released on May 26, 2016, and will see Lawrence, McAvoy, Fassbender and friends back on the big screen after 2014's X-Men: Day's of Future Past.
Although not much is yet known about the plot, it will be set 10 years after Day's of Future Past and features Apocalypse, who is one of the first ever Mutants. He's a formidable unit, and one of the biggest enemies of the X-Men. Describing the character of Apocalypse, Kinberg said:
"[Apocalypse is] a new Mutant leader, a super-charismatic leader that will draw people to his cause. But he's not just somebody who's out there destroying the world because he can. What he's doing is - in his mind - justified and validated by a really compelling, coherent philosophy"
As if that's not exciting enough, he's played, or at least voiced, by the charming Oscar Isaac, star of Inside Llewyn Davis, and who also appears in Star Wars (lucky guy...!)
A delay to Civil War?
However, could there be a price to pay? Can all our Christmas' come at once, or is it too good to be true?
It's previously been reported that Captain America: Civil War would also be attached to the Star Wars release, although the news that Apocalypse is now being linked to it could be the release for Civil War gets pushed back further...
If both X-Men: Apocalypse AND Civil War trailers are attached to the release of Star Wars, I'm concerned the internet could legitimately implode.
Can you imagine the level of hype if we get Star Wars, plus teasers for X-Men: Apocalypse and Captain America: Civil war, all in one day?! So, perhaps for the sake of our sanity, we could stagger them a little, hey?