The X-Men Face an Ancient Nemesis and Try to Save the World in the First Trailer for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

20th Century Fox has released the first official trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, the upcoming ninth superhero movie in the ongoing X-Men film series and sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past. The new Marvel Comics-based film, directed by Bryan Singer, will follow a group of familiar and new X-Men mutants as they face an ancient and powerful nemesis known as Apocalypse while trying to save the world from total annihilation. X-Men: Apocalypse is currently scheduled to release in theaters on May 27th, 2016.

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped 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.

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