X-Men: Apocalypse - What We Know So Far

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After locking horns with Magneto over the years, finally coming face to face with Bolivar Trask and his dastardly Sentinels in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the X-Men are now ready to battle Apocalypse – who we got our first look of in the end-credits sequence of X-Men: Days of Future Past. That brief clip, which showed Apocalypse using his powers to manipulate the Great Pyramids in ancient Egypt, was included to suggest that this mutant has been around for a VERY long time… and at one point in this existence, he was viewed to be a god.

Who is Apocalypse? The Marvel Comics Database reveals that his given name, En Sabah Nur, translates as "The First One," and it’s a fitting name given that Apocalypse was the first mutant in existence. He was born with grey skin and blue traces around his features, and had powerful gifts from the time of his birth. Apocalypse’s various powers include flight, invulnerability, superhuman strength, teleportation, telekinesis … basically, he’s invincible. His roots trace back to ancient Egypt (hence, the setting of the Days of Future Past clip), and his difficult lifespan included bouts of enslavement, and fierce battles for power. Along the way, he typically enlists four mutants to serve as his loyal minions – called the Four Horsemen: Pestilence, Famine, War and Death. We don’t specifically know how deep into Apocalypse’s rich history the movie will plunge, as there are countless volumes of X-Men comics on which the film can draw (literally, at one point, Apocalypse fights and kills Dracula in the X-Men books), the debut trailer reveals that he is ready to wipe all humans out and usher in a new era for mutants.

Oscar Isaac has been handed this important villainous role, meaning he will move directly from being on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Singer’s X-Men world. He is becoming a powerhouse in the blockbuster realm. Do you like the casting? What about his costume (seen above)? Because a lot of fans have compared him to Ivan Ooze. Fair?
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