‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Concept Art Amplifies Magneto’s Abilities
Now that we’ve all gotten Star Wars: The Force Awakens out of our systems (no? Still going?), we can look forward to some of next year’s major releases, like X-Men: Apocalypse. The third film in the current trilogy arrives next May, starring everyone’s new actor BFF Oscar Isaac as the titular villain, featured in a new piece of concept art along with three of his four horsemen and some very warped surroundings.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the concept art from X-Men: Apocalypse, which shows Isaac’s Apocalypse alongside Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, Olivia Munn’s Psylocke and Alexandra Shipp’s Storm. But it’s not Apocalypse who’s creating such crazy effects. As director Bryan Singer explains, “One of Apocalypse’s many powers is he can imbue other mutants with greater ones,” like Magneto, shown here with more intensified powers. Singer adds that the X-Men baddie “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.”
Here’s the official synopsis:
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. 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.
X-Men: Apocalypse arrives on May 27, 2016.