‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Teases First Trailer With a New Photo of Professor X
In a little less than a month we’ll be seeing two things: a new Star Wars movie and the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. While it’s possible that we’ll see a short teaser-for-the-tease-trailer for the latter in the week leading up to its official theatrical debut, director Bryan Singer has shared a new photo from the film in case you were feeling a tad anxious.
Singer posted the following photo on Instagram, which features a shot from the teaser and appears to have been taken in a private screening room:
As you can see, James McAvoy’s Professor Charles Xavier still has his hair, though previous set images have revealed that he’ll be going bald at some point in the upcoming film. There also seems to be something wrong with his eyes in this photo. They’re almost entirely black — something to do with the villainous Apocalypse, perhaps?
X-Men: Apocalypse will conclude the current X-Men trilogy, setting the superhero team against its most dangerous and powerful foe 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.
Oscar Isaac plays the eponymous villain, with franchise newcomers Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Lana Condor as Jubilee, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Ben Hardy as Angel.
The first trailer debuts in front of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18. X-Men: Apocalypse arrives on May 27, 2016.