X-Men Final X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer Promises A Clawed Cameo written by Sean Gerber April 25, 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse has a tall order in front of it. Generally speaking, I do not subscribe to the idea of superhero fatigue as a thing that actually exists, but X-Men: Apocalypse will test the theory as the year’s fourth superhero film, all released within less than four months. It doesn’t have the big event feel of Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War, nor is it as fresh as its now more successful baby brother franchise Deadpool. If that’s not all, the movie must also follow up on its own franchise’s most successful film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The final trailer that 20th Century Fox released this morning, however, shows the oldest dog in the superhero movie yard has more than just a fighting chance. I liked the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse better than most, but did not like the second trailer nearly as much. This final trailer is the best this film has looked and I’m more excited about it now than I’ve ever been. The action looks bigger and more fluid, which is much better than the posterized shots from the previous trailer. More importantly, I think I’m actually going to like Mystique’s (Jennifer Lawrence) role in this film and that was one of my biggest question marks. Mystique leading the X-Men does not make a lick of sense for that character, unless she has no choice and that is how the plot is unfolding. Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) has already removed Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) from the equation (at least for now) by the time Mystique starts leading the team. It’s certainly not unusual in X-Men comics to see enemies of the X-Men become allies when their mutual survival is on the line. Mystique has never been a true enemy in this series, so the transition will be very easy for general audiences to roll with. Speaking of general audiences, that last “SNIKT!” shot of Wolverine’s (Hugh Jackman) claws should be worth a lot of extra cash come opening weekend. It just wouldn’t feel right for Wolverine to not be in the film at all. I have to wonder, though, just how much he’s in the film since the trailer makes it feel like it’s one sequence. If that’s the case, why isn’t Wolverine sticking around to help out when the X-Men take on what’s billed as their biggest threat ever? If Wolverine isn’t staying to fight, there will have to be a good reason for it. The only thing I don’t like about the trailer is the change to Apocalypse’s voice. At one point, it begins to sound very mechanical, which isn’t terrible, but I already liked what Oscar Isaac was doing. I don’t think his voice needed to be messed with in post and I’d rather hear it as it sounded in the first two trailers for most of the film. X-Men: Apocalypse is in theaters May 27. Final X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer Promises A Clawed Cameo was last modified: April 25th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related X-Men: Apocalypse 8 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Something Is Rotten In The State Of DC Fandom next post Weekly Ratings Roundup: April 17 to 23, 2016 You may also like MMM #186: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST... June 1, 2014 Marvel News #31: X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Review June 2, 2016 Review – Familiar Mistakes Plague X-MEN: APOCALYPSE May 11, 2016 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Coming 2016! December 5, 2013 The End Is Nigh In The New... March 17, 2016 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE – Angel Concept Art April 9, 2015 2016 in Review: The Year the Good... January 2, 2017 Fox Unveils First Posters for ‘X-Men: Days... July 22, 2013 Another Sentinel Pic from ‘X-Men: DOFP’ August 1, 2013 X-MEN: Meet The New Storm, Cyclops, and... January 22, 2015 Oreole Lawrence looks like she doesn’t want to be here. Like Miles Teller in the Detergent movies, she looks barely awake. She sounds so wooden, obviously this might not be the take they use for the actual film but man does she sound disinterested. stock Hard to say about her. Seems to me she’s playing it like Katniss Everdeen, but with this role, she has to sit in a makeup chair for 4 + hours. She can be very good, and like you said, they might have different cuts to use. But she took this role before she got really big, and this could be purely contractual for her. If you read any Hollywood history books, it’s amazing how often these actors don’t want to make the films they’re in for one reason or another. stock I think Apocalypse had a metallic treble to his voice in the cartoon. Maybe they’re trying to emulate that. Kerry Vanderberg This trailer looks fantastic, and I have been SO excited for this movie ever since it was announced. I was a HUGE X-Men fan when I was a teenager, and it was the comics during the early to mid 90’s that got me into comics in the first place. Apocalypse has been my favorite villain of all time for awhile, and I could not be more happy with how he’s turned out so far – the look, the casting of Oscar Isaac (something I was hoping would be discussed on the Making Mine Marvel Podcast, but was never covered), the voice, and just Apocalypse’s overall presence and intimidation is spot-on! He’s not scary like the Joker can be. He is pure, unadulterated evil, and he wants to rule the world and re-create it according to his will because he knows he is powerful enough to do so. I love that we’re getting re-introduced to the original characters with a younger cast, and it looks like they might all get opportunities to shine. I hope that we get more X-Men movies with characters like Cyclops, Jean, Storm, Archangel, etc at the forefront for awhile to come with this younger cast. Adrian Edmondson This will be a nice flick to see after watching CW for the fifth time . No fatigue on my end just empty pockets 💂🏾☝🏾️ Adrian Edmondson Also the claws look off . One is coming out of the knuckle , the others are below and on the side . Weird . SeanLM It’s clearly X-23 with an extra claw!