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- "Everything they built will fall! And from the ashes of their world, we'll build a better one!"
X-Men: Apocalypse is an upcoming film, directed by Bryan Singer. It will be released on May 27, 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, he is immortal and invincible. Amassed the powers of many other mutants, 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.
At the dawn of time, En Sabah Nur, known by others as "Apocalypse", the firstborn of the mutant race, rules the world in ancient Egypt, but is betrayed by his worshippers and entombed for centuries, while his followers, the Four Horsemen, are destroyed.
En Sabah Nur is awakened in 1983 to learn that the world has forgotten him. Believing that without his presence humanity has grown weaker, he decides to destroy it in order to rebuild society from his point of view, and embarks to recruit new horsemen to his cause, starting with Kenyan-American pickpocket Ororo Munroe, who resides in Cairo.
Meanwhile, Raven Darkhölme, who has become a pivotal figure within the mutant community and ushering a new era of pacific coexistence between humans and mutants, investigates an underground fight club, where Angel, who possesses a pair of large feathered wings extending from his back, and the Nightcrawler, who has the ability to teleport, are forced to fight each other. After injuring Angel, Nightcrawler is rescued by Raven, while En Sabah Nur arrives to cure Angel by replacing his wings with metal ones, renaming him "Archangel" and recruiting him as another horseman.
In New York City, teenager Scott Summers, realizes that his mutation has been activated, thus he's taken by his older brother Alex to the X-Mansion in Westchester County, New York, to learn how to control his abilities with the aid of Professor Charles Xavier and Hank McCoy. Reluctant at first, Scott joins when he meets Xavier's protege, Jean Grey, who is likewise unable to control her telekinetic powers, and the two develop an attraction. Raven arrives to alert Xavier about En Sabah Nur and brings Nightcrawler to the institute, and Xavier and Alex consult with Moira MacTaggert to learn more about En Sabah Nur, unaware that William Stryker is conspiring against them. Meanwhile, En Sabah and Ororo, under her alias as "Storm", recruit another follower, Elizabeth Braddock, an American worker at the Iron Curtain for a mutant-broker. Apocalypse later renames Elizabeth "Psylocke".
Meanwhile, in Poland, Erik Lehnsherr has established a new life with his new wife and daughter, but is located by the authorities to capture him for an incident at the White House, killing his family in the crossfire. An infuriated Erik is later approached by En Sabah Nur, Elizabeth, and Ororo, and joins him. After learning that he is Erik's son, Peter Maximoff goes in search of him and turns to Xavier for help.
While Scott, Jean, Nightcrawler and newcomer Jubilation Lee go to watch Return of the Jedi, En Sabah Nur and his followers attack the institute and kidnap Xavier. En Sabah Nur uses the Cerebro to force several world leaders to launch Earth's entire nuclear arsenal into space so it can't be used against him. Alex dies in the explosion of the mansion, while Maximoff evacuates the entire student body from the collapsing building.
Stryker arrives and captures the students believing that they are suspects of En Sabah Nur's attack. They are taken to Stryker's Weapon X facility to be experimented upon, but Scott and Jean follow them. Once inside, Jean discovers Logan, who had just been subjected to the adamantium bonding procedure and is being brainwashed into becoming Stryker's weapon. Jean frees him, and Wolverine slaughters Stryker's soldiers, though Stryker escapes. Logan escapes on his own, while Jean and Scott release his fellow prisoners and reunite with Hank. The X-Men locate En Sabah Nur and his Horsemen in Cairo and head there to stop them and rescue Xavier. They steal tactical flight suits from Stryker's base and head there in a new X-Jet built by Hank.
At En Sabah Nur's behest, Erik uses his powers to control Earth's magnetic poles, causing widespread destruction across the planet and mass casualties. Meanwhile, En Sabah Nur confronts Xavier in the astral plane, intending to possess him. The X-Men arrive and battle the Horsemen. Raven helps Erik to see the error of his ways and he helps the X-Men fight En Sabah Nur. He attacks Raven, and seeing his disregard for her causes, Ororo switches sides to the X-Men. Psylocke escapes the battle, while Archangel is horribly mutilated.
While the X-Men fight En Sabah Nur, Jean ventures into the astral plane and learns from Xavier that En Sabah Nur is weakened after centuries in the same body. Jean and Erik join forces and dismantle Apocalypse's armor, with Jean tapping into the Phoenix Force. Once En Sabah Nur's frail true form is exposed, Jean incinerates him. However, Xavier loses his hair and realizes there will always be threats human and mutant alike and decides to train his students to become the X-Men.
Xavier returns Moira's memories and they develop a relationship. Xavier and Erik reaffirm their friendship though Erik once again departs. Peter and Ororo join the team, but he decides not to tell Erik he's his son yet. Scott, Jean, Hank, Ororo, Nightcrawler, Peter, and Raven, the new X-Men, are given new uniforms by Xavier and prepare for a training session in the Danger Room, facing off against the Sentinels.
In a post-credits scene, the abandoned Weapon X facility is infiltrated by a paramilitary team that begins retrieving all data regarding Stryker's mutant research on behalf of the Essex Corporation.
- James McAvoy as Charles Xavier / Professor X
- Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
- Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme / Mystique
- Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
- Nicholas Hoult as Henry "Hank" McCoy / Beast
- Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert
- Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers / Cyclops
- Sophie Turner as Jean Grey / Phoenix
- Olivia Munn as Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock / Psylocke
- Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok
- Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
- Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
- Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe / Storm
- Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III / Angel (later Archangel)
- Lana Condor as Jublation Lee / Jubilee
- Josh Helman as William Stryker
- Tómas Lemarquis as Caliban
- Zehra Leverman as Ms. Maximoff
- Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
- Unknown Actor as Blob
- According to Bryan Singer, the film will focus the origin of mutants. He stated it will be "more of a X-Men: First Class sequel" that would be set in the 1980s. Filming began on April 2015 in Montreal.