The last time we saw Trask, he was under arrest for illegally selling weapons to enemies of the United States. In the Rogue Cut edition of the film, Trask was shown imprisoned below the Pentagon in the same cell Magneto occupied earlier in the film.
While we thought this was the end of Trask, director Bryan Singer seemed to have had other plans, albeit ones that were eventually scrapped. Below are some of Bartol Rendulic's concept art designs for Apocalypse, which illustrate Trask's ankle bracelet and a pilot hemet for Trask's plane.
There is no information to indicate what role Trask would have had in Apocalypse, but the use of an ankle bracelet suggests that he still would have been serving his prison sentence. It may be that he was working with Colonel William Stryker, his protege from DOPF, who arrived in Apocalypse by helicopter and took off for a secret lab. Trask would have fit in to that scene perfectly. Perhaps deleted scenes from the film will soon provide some answers.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be released September 9 on Digital HD and October 4 for Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD.
For more X-Men: Apocalypse scenes that didn't make it to the final cut, check out the BTS video below:
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