Throughout 2015 X-Men: Apocalypse has been talked up to high heaven, leaving audiences champing at the bit to find out when they'll get their first, non Comic Con glance at the film. Look no further folks, as the first teaser has been announced as being attached with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Collider nabbed the exclusive word from X-Men franchise producer, and co-writer, Simon Kinberg himself. The details of the teaser's content are naturally cryptic, but they're still juicy enough to get our minds racing. Kinberg dropped the mic with the following statement:
Strangely enough, X-Men: Apocalypse will find its first look publicly debuting at the same time as Captain America: Civil War, as the Marvel Studios project is also slated to break ground in the public's eyeballs when Star Wars: The Force Awakens makes itself known to the world. Considering the long standing competition between Fox and Disney's respective portions of the Marvel universe, we're kind of surprised that such a show of shared real estate would even be allowed, lest it explode the minds of the public and fuel the war between the studios that much more. However, when you really stop and think about it, it makes a lot of sense.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is poised to be the biggest film of 2015, with its pre-sales already suggesting that the opening weekend returns on the first new entry in 10 years will be absolutely bonkers. Now while Captain America: Civil War is a shoo-in to be included in the pre-show trailer reel, seeing as Disney's behind both that and the new Star Wars movie, X-Men: Apocalypse's inclusion could be a tip of the hat to 20th Century Fox – the studio that originally owned Star Wars, and still holds the rights to the 1977 original. If this isn't an indication that Disney's hoping for a future sweetheart deal that relinquishes their rival's stake in this last piece of the puzzle, we don't know what is.
Business aside, let's revel in the fact that Star Wars, Captain America, and X-Men are all going to be shoulder to shoulder come this December at the movies. This is a veritable toy box fantasy come to life, and if Disney and Fox can play nice when it comes to trailers, who knows what the future holds? Maybe we'll get to eventually see the Fantastic Four or even Professor Xavier's gifted youngsters crossing paths with The Avengers. It might be a little pie-in-the-sky at this present moment, but we've seen stranger things happen between Sony and Disney.
X-Men: Apocalypse wrecks your local theater on May 27th, 2016; but you can get your first taste with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18th.
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