‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Video Explores En Sabah Nur’s Origins With the Help of George Takei
This is definitely the coolest piece of marketing for X-Men: Apocalypse, and whoever came up with it over at Fox most certainly deserves a raise. Inspired by the classic In Search Of docuseries hosted by Leonard Nimoy, this promo for a fictional series titled In the Footsteps Of… briefly explores the origins of Oscar Isaac’s X-Men villain. But the best part is definitely the choice to have Nimoy’s former Star Trek co-star George Takei serve as narrator.
Takei’s narration turns this In the Footsteps Of… video into a cute tribute to the late Nimoy, but it also gives it some additional retro flair. The video teases the origins of En Sabah Nur, aka Apocalypse, the epic mutant villain played by Oscar Isaac in the upcoming X-Men sequel:
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), 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.
X-Men: Apocalypse also features returning cast members Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne and Lucas Till, alongside newcomers Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Olivia Munn (Psylocke) and Lana Condor (Jubilee), and hits theaters on May 27.