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‘Apocalypse’ Empowers Magneto In Latest Art

In addition to his own immense abilities, the diabolical, seemingly-immortal mutant Apocalypse also has the power to increase the abilities of other mutants.  After all, if you’re going to be one of his Four Horsemen, you need an amped up skillset to fit the bill!  Magneto (Michael Fassbender) will, of course, be getting such an upgrade in X-Men: Apocalypse and director Bryan Singer recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about it…

“One of Apocalypse’s many powers is he can imbue other mutants with greater ones,” says director Bryan Singer. Case in point: In the concept art image (above), Singer says, “Magneto is demonstrating a small taste of what he can do now. Magneto is already enormously powerful…. Now Apocalypse gives him powers far beyond what we’ve seen before.”

X-Men: Apocalypse is looking more and more like the most “comic-booky” entry in the franchise to date and it makes me smile.  Some are grumbling about the aesthetic and tone of the trailers.  Others about the character Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) himself and the memories of the ’90s cartoon that he conjures up.  Me?  I’ve mostly loved the last three installments in the Fox franchise and am very much looking forward to this one as well.  Oscar Isaac in particular is a selling point, especially after the stellar year he had in 2015, giving fantastic turns in both Ex Machina and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

X-Men: Apocalypse arrives in theaters on May 27th, 2016.  Directed by series shepherd Bryan Singer, this latest installment in the Fox franchise was penned by Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris and Simon Kinberg.  It stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Olivia Munn, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor, Josh Helman, and Tomas Lemarquis.

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