As showcased in previous X-Men movies, there is no force the group of mutants can’t conquer when they work together. But what if that enemy is another mutant? And what if that mutant is the first-ever mutant, all-powerful and seemingly indestructible?
That’s the dilemma the X-Men face in X-Men: Apocalypse, the next installment in the comic-book movie franchise. In this first trailer, our heroes encounter En Sabah Nur (a.k.a. Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac), who has the power to control the minds of every mutant on Earth.
Over time, Apocalypse amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon reawakening after thousands of years, he’s disillusioned with the way Earth has turned out, and recruits a team of powerful mutants to cleanse humanity and create a new world order, over which he will reign as leader.
With the fate of the Earth in the X-Men’s hands, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy), must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind.
Watch the trailer in its entirety, above.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is set to hit theatres on May 27, 2016.