For as foreboding and impenetrable as Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters looks, it's easy to forget that it started out as a mansion in the height of opulence. Despite the fact that the building is used as a dormitory, teaching, and training grounds for X-Men of present and future past, it's still a pretty sweet accommodation – as shown in this new viral video for X-Men: Apocalypse. Prepare to flashback to this glamorous episode of "Fables of the Flush and Fabulous."
20th Century Fox released this latest 80's tinged throwback, courtesy of their YouTube page, and it looks like they've gone all out with their adaptation of the infamous series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. In fact, the makers of "Fables of the Flush and Fabulous" have gone as far as getting the voice of that series, Robin Leach himself, to narrate the video showcasing Professor Charles Xavier's familial mansion in Westchester, New York. Though the more we think about the fact that the X-Men: Apocalypse setting has been shown on a program that, undoubtedly, is being distributed through broadcast television, the more we begin to worry.
After all, doesn't it worry Professor X that someone may see this broadcast, and use its information to come for him and his children? Surely the footage of champagne glasses and the Blackbird jet taking off must concern those in the U.S. Government that watch the Professor's school with an eye for any sort of probably cause that would allow them to storm said mansion. Not to mention, whenever you mention the U.S. Government, you're pretty much obligated to wonder where young William Stryker fits into everything, as he's always had it out for the mutant race. Though considering the threat that they're facing in the third X-Men prequel, this broadcast is the least of their worries.
Marketing wise, this latest look into the era appropriate world of X-Men: Apocalypse is another reminder of how much the successor to X-Men: Days of Future Past is trying to nail the time period to a tee. And much like its 70's fueled predecessor, Bryan Singer's latest X-Men film is ready to balance modern levels of spectacle and character with visuals that will invoke the world of 30 years ago. Though this is far from the first look we've gotten into that aspect of the production, as we previously covered the infomercial-esque video pitching Professor Xavier's school to the public, which you can watch below.
With the time period firmly established, and audiences ready and waiting to go, X-Men: Apocalypse will bring us back to the 80's, pastels and all, as early as tonight.
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