Some Crazy X-Men Fan Redid The Apocalypse Trailer With '90s Animation, And It's Incredible

If you weren’t an avid reader of comic books in the 1990’s, but you watched a lot of TV, then you may be more familiar with the X-Men from their animated TV show than you actually are with the original version. The series is widely regarded as one of the better action cartoons ever made and it does a great job representing the original source material. To that end, a YouTuber has adapted scenes from the series in order to recreate the most recent trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, and it’s remarkably good. Check it out.

YouTube user Philysteak is the mastermind behind this endeavor. This is actually his second mashup of movie dialogue with cartoon images for X-Men: Apocalypse. He did the same thing with a previous trailer for Apocalypse a few months ago. However, while there is a certain amount of identical dialogue and imagery between the two trailers, much of it has been replaced with new footage from the cartoon, rather than simply reusing that which worked before. The result is a trailer that actually feels fresher than the official version did. The highlight of the trailer has to be the comic relief moment. There’s something about Quicksilver and Mystique discussing sex that’s even funnier when it’s done by cartoons.

While the previous adaptation of the trailer used versions of Apocalypse's Four Horsemen from the cartoon, who were mostly green generic mutants, this one gives us much more of the actual characters who will appear in X-Men: Apocalypse so we get Archangel and Psylocke and more of Magneto as opposed to nameless green drones. It even includes a scene from the animated series which looks to be all about Professor Xavier trying to talk sense into Magneto, but he’s unable to listen, just like what happens in the trailer.

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The trailer has been out for a few days but is getting a surge of notice now that X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has taken notice of it. Singer gave at least a tacit endorsement of the work by sending it out to his 223,000 followers on Twitter. This should help get Philysteak noticed. He does some pretty good work and we’d love to see more of it.

What do you think of the trailer mash-up? Does X-Men: Apocalypse look better in live action? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.