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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (2016): First Official Images Released With New Details

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First Official Photos From X-Men: Apocalypse Get Unveiled. After showing fans the first trailer from X-Men: Apocalypse at Comic Con, the film has unleashed the first official images of the main villain Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and the rest of the main cast with a few new mutants.

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the magazine revealed some photos at Bryan Singer’s follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. In the new pictures, we have our official first look at Oscar Isaac as the titular villain, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, and Alexandra Shipp as a young Storm. We also have some images of returning mutants Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Professor X (James McAvoy), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Havok (Lucas Till), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and the return of CIA agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne).

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Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, and Olivia Munn as Psylocke

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Michael Fassbender as Magneto

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Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, James McAvoy as Professor X, Lucas Till as Havoc, and Nicholas Hoult as Beast

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Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and Evan Peters as Quicksilver

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Bryan Singer directing a scene with Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, and Alexandra Shipp

With these images, we also got some details on what’s coming in X-Men: Apocalypse. The film will closely follow the origins of Apocalypse, who is the world’s first mutant and is over 5,000 years old. After he awakens, he finds the world in a different place and doesn’t like it very much. “It’s a chaotic world of conflict and war and destruction,” Bryan Singer told EW. “It’s one giant civilization that now requires one giant culling. That’s why he needs special assistants in this process.” These special assistants are revealed to be Storm, Angel, Psylocke, and Magneto. This also reveals that these four mutants are in fact Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen.

Meanwhile, Mystique is finding and rescuing mutants in captivity, including Nightcrawler (No revelation yet on whether he is her son). Mystique also goes to look for Magneto to help him, but once she finds out what happened to him, she goes to Charles Xavier for help. “He’s not teaching anybody how to fight at the moment,” James McAvoy said of where we see the professor 10 years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. “He’s teaching people how to control their abilities so that they can work at a bank. But of course this movie challenges all of that.”

It is from there when we shift our focus from the main cast from the last two movies to a new group of mutants who become the X-Men that we are all familiar with. “This is kind of the introduction to them,” McAvoy says about the young versions of the original X-Men like like Cyclops and Jean Grey. “At the same time, it has concluding aspects of those previous stories.”

So check out the photos and let us know what you think about them and the new details on the film.

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Mufsin Mahbub

Mufsin is a freelance writer from New York who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Long Island University. He has written for publications like HollywoodLife, Clubplanet, and Heavy. He is an avid lover for everything related to TV and film. He has gone to dozens of film screenings, press events, and loves to attend New York Comic Con every year. He gives an honest opinion on every TV show or film that people are going to be talking about.

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