The new mutants have arrived — and they’re creepy/amazing looking. I mean, is is Olivia Munn as Psylocke; Oscar Isaac as the villain, Apocalypse; and Michael Fassbender as Magneto. The threesome landed the latest cover of ‘EW,’ giving us the first look of the next film, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’
“Let’s talk about X, Baby.” That’s the catch phrase on the new cover of Entertainment Weekly, and well, it’s quite fitting. X-Men: Apocalypse will definitely have some familiar faces, but i twill also have a lot of new ones — and they’re freaking amazing looking. First, look at Olivia Munn with purple hair, electric powers and well, a lot of leather. However, it’s the new villain that has us asking questions.
“He’s believed to be the first mutant, whatever that means,” Oscar Isaac told EW in their cover interview. “He is the creative-slash-destructive force of this earth. When things start to go awry, or when things seem like they’re not moving towards evolution, he destroys those civilizations.”
Apocalypse takes place ten years later with A waking up in a world he doesn’t approve of; he finds Angel (Ben Hardy); Storm (Alexander Shipp); Psylocke (Olivia); and Erik (Michael Fassbender), who has been keeping to himself and has fallen in love — no, not with Raven (Jennifer Lawrence). She is still trying to rescue other mutants, but when she hears that Erik has been taken under Apocalypse’s wing, she knows she needs to step in to save him — but naturally, asks for Charles Xavier (James McAvoy)’s help. “He’s not teaching anybody how to fight at the moment. 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,” James told the mag. However, when he hears of the horrible things A wants to do — basically destroy the world and make a new one, he too joins in.
“It’s a chaotic world of conflict and war and destruction,” director Bryan Singer said. Yeah, we’d say. Who’s excited?!
— Emily Longeretta