We’re still over seven months away from the release of Bryan Singer’s latest mutant epic, X-Men: Apocalypse, so the promotional material is still coming out slowly. The bootleg Comic-Con trailer is still making the rounds, but we have yet to see an official version release and all signs point to one not hitting until early next year. What we have been left with until now is an assortment of interviews, a couple handfuls of production stills, and a typically-awful Entertainment Weekly production shoot. All in all, it’s not a lot to go by in terms of the visuals we will be experiencing, but as they say, patience is a virtue.
Today Fox has given us one more nugget of information. The studio has finally released an official synopsis for the film. While it doesn’t really contain any new information for us, it’s nice to have it nonetheless…
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, opening in theaters everywhere May 27, 2016.
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.