‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Posters: The Four Horsemen Unite
With Batman vs. Superman and Captain America: Civil War each less than two months away, it might feel like the Marvel and DC universes are dominating the landscape. But, let’s not forget that the X-Men Movies Universe is still a thing and X-Men: Apocalypse is on its way. Not to be outdone by the many Captain America posters, X-Men: Apocalypse has released a brand new poster highlighting the film’s villains.
If you need a quick primer on X-Men: Apocalypse, it follows Mr. Pocalypse (Oscar Isaac) who awakes and realizes he’s a big shot and needs to f–- sh– up to remind everyone. One of his first orders is to build a little posse, The Four Horseman as they are so cleverly known, made up of Storm, Magneto, Psylocke and Angel. (Considering this poster focuses solely on the bad guys, expect another to be released with Mystique, Nightcrawler, Professor X, Cyclops, Jean Grey and all your favorite heroes.)
UPDATE: The heroes poster has officially been released and is included below.
It all looks very…blue? Leathery? While some movie franchises have trailers that always seem to look and feel better than the movies themselves, the X-Men films, specifically the Bryan Singer ones, have reversed that trend. They almost always have lackluster trailers and posters, but the films themselves wind up being pretty enjoyable. They seem to be continuing that trend with X-Men: Apocalypse, at least in terms of the disappointing marketing. If Fox really wants to get this movie out from under the shadow of Batman vs. Superman and Civil War, they’re going to have to do more than just have their villains sit around and pose.
X-Men: Apocalypse stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, Ben Hardy.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped 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.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27