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X-Men: Apocalypse Drops Fantastic First Look At The Villain And Olivia Munn's Psylocke

During its recent panel presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Fox unveiled the first look at Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, the main antagonist in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Because the official footage reel hasn’t gone live yet (and might not for some time), fans thought they’d have to wait to see what Apocalypse will look like in next summer’s sequel. Well, they didn’t have to wait too long.

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Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) takes center stage on the latest cover of EW, flanked by Michael Fassbender’s Magneto and our first official look at Olivia Munn’s Psylocke. And from what we can see, the costumes are pretty freaking perfect. Munn’s Psylocke, in particular, looks like she stepped off of the pages of an X-Men comic book, and Apocalypse has far more of a daunting, Egyptian God look to him then what we briefly saw in the Comic-Con trailer.

Here they are again, this time with Storm!

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After attending the X-Men: Apocalypse panel, we learned that the villain will be presented as the "first" real mutant, a massive force who has been around for centuries, and is often viewed as a God by different races and societies. In the time that the movie takes place – circa 1983 – Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) will be recruiting weak-willed mutants to be his followers, and those mutants will include Psylocke, young Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Magneto (Fassbender), who is in a beaten and broken-down place during this film. We hear that Magneto will be trying to live a normal life at the start of Apocalypse, but that he will be pulled into the wake of Apocalypse, possibly because the main mutant has to match wits with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy).

This is just scratching the surface of all that is to come in Apocalypse, which wil leb introducing younger versions of key X-Men characters such as Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Angel (Ben Hardy) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee). It also will continue to use members of the X-Men: First Class universe, including Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and Nicolas Hoult’s Beast… but not Hugh Jackman, as he has said goodbye to the series:

X-Men: Apocalypse doesn’t open in theaters until next May, but with the characters on the EW cover, might that mean that we’ll see that Comic-Con footage online sooner rather than later?

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.