As soon as a comic book film is released, fans begin to look forward to the next, and just two months from today comic book fans will be given yet another team-up film: [X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267). The film brings a revamped cast of young mutants alongside X-men powerhouses like Beast, Professor X, and Mystique all together to battle the mighty Apocalypse, the X-Men's deadliest enemy of the comics.
And yet, for some reason, there just isn't as much anticipation for this film as there was for Batman v Superman and there still is for [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). What's the matter folks, get excited!
After the events of [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](tag:203942) the events of the original X-Men trilogy have essentially been erased from continuity to make way for a new team of actors and new story-lines, it's definitely exciting. I for one, am ecstatic to see a new Nightcrawler, Cyclops and Angel.
This young cast will be given time to grow into their roles and really give us deeper looks into some of our favorite X-Men characters. While we get to see even more of the guys that have been killing it in the last two films James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.
Along with new cast members and returning ones, our favorite mutant director, Bryan Singer is back at the helm to teach these young padawans how to be X-Men.
May I remind all of my fellow comic book fans that Bryan Singer is responsible for the best X-Men installments we've seen so far: X-Men, X-2, and Days Of Future Past. So X-Men fans have a lot to look forward to, we have an amazing cast, a very hopeful plot, and hopefully a few surprises as well.
What fans should look forward to the most is our insanely powered villain, Apocalypse. In the X-Men comics, he was virtually indestructible and could virtually transform into anything he wanted to. Granted, the Apocalypse we'll get on screen will be a little dumbed down but I believe he will still pose a legit threat to our heroes. Especially considering the team he has assembled.
I'm actually worried that our new teen team, may not have the experience or know-how to be able to deal with Apocalypse. I think there may be a legit possibility that we'll lose a mutant in this film, which always raises the stakes and gives films more weight. So the plot has more than enough to work with and Singer has proven to be able to handle scripts by giving the characters depth.
In the acting department, The addition of new cast members like Oscar Isaac, will inject some exceptional acting chops to match that of McAvoy and Fassbender. And young audiences will love the interactions of the new mutants, both good and evil.
This film sincerely has a chance of being an underdog of the comic book genre, especially considering all of the bashing Batman v Superman is receiving from critics, and after the massive success of Deadpool, I think Fox is learning how to deal with their properties (Fantastic Four aside). If Bryan Singer can use the directing skills I know he has, we should be in store for a sleeper hit in the superhero community.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set to release on May 27th.