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X-Men: Apocalypse

Posted on Feb 24, 2016

The sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past and the ninth installment in the X-Men film series, X-Men: Apocalypse takes place in 1983, a decade after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now that everyone knows about the existence of mutants, secret societies are forming filled with people who believe that the mutants are some type of “second coming” or sign of God. One group finds a way to awaken Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), an immortal mutant from ancient Egypt – which unleashes a series of events that they did not expect.

Since the dawn of time Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant, who basically has the powers of a god, has been worshiped as one. But upon awakening after thousands of years, Apocalypse is not happy with what he sees. Disillusioned with today’s world he recruits a team of powerful mutants to destroy the world and, from its ashes, create a new, better world that he will lead. In response Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy), leads a group of young X-men to try to stop Apocalypse and save mankind from complete destruction.

X-Men: Apocalypse was directed by Bryan Singer from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg that was based on a story conceived by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hard. 20th Century Fox plans to release X-Men: Apocalypse into theaters on May 27, 2016.