After Mutantkind was on the brink of extinction in 2014’s X Men: Days of Future Past, it’ll be the whole world on the line in May’s sequel X Men: Apocalypse. However, despite the imminent threat to our world in the Marvel universe, writer Simon Kinberg has proclaimed that X Men: Apocalypse will be “the biggest X-Men movie we’ve ever done”; which is mostly down to their latest villain Apocalypse – the first mutant.
Speaking in a Q&A video, Kinberg explained that Apocalypse is definitely the most powerful villain that’s appeared in the franchise, due to his desire to be the strongest: “This is a character who is way more powerful than any of the characters we’ve ever seen in the franchise. He’s more interested in the sort of survival of the fittest; the strongest, no matter what they may be, surviving and making essentially a better world“.
He continued, adding that the latest installment will be the most emotional and heart-wrenching movie so far based on the sheer danger they will face: “We’ve never done one of these movies where the whole world … there’s like an extinction-level threat to the world. The whole world’s at stake. And I think it’s the biggest emotionally, too, partly because the situation is so heightened, the dynamic between the main characters is as heightened and intense as it’s ever been“.
Returning mutants include James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Evan Peters (Quicksilver). New cast members will also be present, such as: Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, and Tye Sheridan who will play a young Storm, Jean and Cyclops. Others include Ben Hardy (Angel) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler). Catch X-Men: Apocalypse on 19 May, watch the trailer below: