Earlier today we posted the trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and we were utterly thrilled at what we saw. Now, we have a fantastic poster featuring Apocalypse staring into the eyes of a skull as he crushes it into dust. The tagline for the poster reads “Only the Strong Survive.” we also have some excellent quotes from the EW interview with Olivia Munn, Michael Fassbender, and Oscar Isaac. Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, and James McAvoy star in X-Men: Apocalypse, which is releasing in movie theaters on May 27, 2016.
Quotes from EW:
The problem with Days of Future Past is it’s hard to sequelize," says writer-producer Simon Kinberg, who’s been with the franchise since 2006. "Whenever we talked about the sequel, the challenge was that it needed to feel not necessarily bigger visually, but that the stakes needed to feel bigger." So not only does Apocalypse want to destroy the world--pretty big stakes--but the film that contains his name will serve as a pivot point in the series, shifting the focus toward younger versions of classic characters such as Storm, Jean Grey (Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner), and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan). "This is kind of the introduction to them," says director Bryan Singer, returning for his fourth X-Men movie. "At the same time, it has concluding aspects of those previous stories.
Where Are They Now?:
"He’s fallen in love and he’s basically left his metal ways behind," Fassbender says. Pretty quickly, though, his world is shattered and "normal" is no longer an option. "Apocalypse finds Erik at a low ebb and recruits him," Fassbender says.
Miles away, meanwhile, Raven is on her own, helping rescue mutants who are oppressed or enslaved, including the teleport Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee). Raven knows nothing about Apocalypse, Lawrence says, but "she hears about what happened to Erik and she wants to seek him out and help him."
"He’s not teaching anybody how to fight at the moment," McAvoy says. "He’s teaching people how to control their abilities so that they can work at a bank. But of course this movie challenges all of that."
Oscar Isaac’s leaks climax:
That last battle is going to be pretty insane. I mean, it’s like freaking Apocalypse fighting all of the X-Men. It’s pretty cool.
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Synopsis: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Directors: Bryan Singer
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Writers: Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris
Producers: Blondel Aidoo, Todd Hallowell, Simon Kinberg, Stan Lee, Kathleen McGill, Josh McLaglen, John Ottman, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Jason Taylor
Musicians: John Ottman
Editors: Michael Louis Hill, John Ottman
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