Just over a month shy of the film’s release date, Fox has ordered an IMAX version of Apocalypse for release in such major markets as Australia, Russia, Mexico and the United Kingdom. IMAX Corporation CEO Greg Foster was pleased to report the news, with him seeming to suggest that the impressive international performance of Marvel‘s Deadpool inspired Fox to convert it’s own Marvel property into the format for overseas audiences.
Following 2014’s highly-successful X-Men: Days of Future Past, Apocalypse will pit the titular heroes against their most powerful opponent yet.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
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