Director Bryan Singer has confirmed that the first “X-Men: Apocalypse” trailer comes out in six months from now.
The 50-year-old director was at an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of his Oscar-winning “The Usual Suspects,” when he discussed his latest “X-Men” movie, describing it as a culmination of all the installments.
“The X-Men movies I usually keep under two hours, but this one I may actually let be a longer movie because it’s sort of a wrap-up of six movies,” Singer said in a statement published by Screen Rant . “It’s king of a wrap up of X-Men 1, 2, 3, First Class, Days of Future Past, and there’s even an homage at the end.”
Footage from “X-Men: Apocalypse” trailer was exclusively screened at San Diego Comic-Con back in July. The video immediately leaked online but Fox has since taken down the unauthorized footage.
“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,” reads the official plot summary. “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.”
Along with Fassbender and McAvoy, “Apocalypse” also stars Jennifer Lawrence as Raven, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Evan Peters as Quicksilver and Lucas Till as Havok. It will also introduce series newcomers Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Lana Condor as Jubilee, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Oscar Isaac as the titular villain.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” arrives in theaters on May 27, 2016.