From 20th Century Fox, X-Men: Apocalypse is another period piece, this time set in the 1980s with younger (and recast) versions of Marvel’s mutants as they find themselves facing the first and most powerful mutant, Apocalypse, who has awakened after thousands of years with a plan to destructively “cleanse” humanity and create a new world order. Recruiting a team of powerful mutants, he’s opposed by much younger versions of the X-Men, led by Mystique and Charles Xavier.
James McAvoy (Professor X) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) star, along with Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne reprising her X-Men: First Class role Moira MacTaggert and Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, along with Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn and Lucas Till. Brian Singer directs from a script by Simon Kinberg, who produces along with Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker. The film hits theaters May 27.
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