Before now, we weren’t sure what to expect with the next installment in the X-Men franchise. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, that has changed, as fans now know what to expect when X-Men: Apocalypse hits cinemas in May 2016.
According to an exclusive EW report, the film will take place 10 years after “Days of Future Past” in 1983. Since Wolverine changed the course of history in the last film, we’re now dealing with an entirely alternate timeline for the X-Men.
If you saw the end of Days of Future Past, then you probably remember it was teased that the film will revolve around a 5,000-year-old Egyptian mutant named Apocalypse who is believed to be the first mutant. At his side in his quest will be a young Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Angel (Ben Hardy), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), and Magneto (Michael Fassbender). He also seeks Charles Xavier’s help, but the professor is not willing to play ball.
The official synopsis reads thus:
As Apocalypse opens, 10 years have passed and Raven, Charles, and Erik are still estranged, but not for much longer. The Big A [Apocalypse] awakens from his Egyptian tomb, sizes up the global ’80s vibe, and decides he’s not down with the Reagan era …
He finds teenage Storm living on the streets in Cairo, Angel duking it out in a fight club in Berlin, and Psylocke working behind the Iron Curtain for the mutant-broker Caliban. But his big get is Erik, who has been attempting to live a “normal” life in Poland.
It will be up to Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) to stop the Horsemen from achieving their goal of global destruction.
X-Men: Apocalypse was directed by Bryan Singer, and is due for release on May 27, 2016.
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