New ‘X-Men Apocalypse’ Trailer Promises Battle of the Gods (Video)

Next entry in comic book movie franchise premieres May 27

Twentieth Century Fox released a new trailer for “X-Men Apocalypse” on Thursday.

The new footage gives fans their first real look at several mutants in action, including Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Angel (Ben Hardy), Psylocke (Olivia Munn) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp).

Apocalypse (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.

The film reunites much of the cast from “X-Men: First Class” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” including James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult. Newcomers include Sophie Turner, Smitt-McPhee, Tye Sheridan, and Munn.

Bryan Singer returned to direct the project, along with writing the screenplay with Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris and Simon Kinberg. Kinberg and Singer are also producing with Lauren Shuler Donner. Stan Lee, Todd Hallowell, and Josh McLaglen are executive producing.

“X-Men Apocalypse” premieres on May 27.

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