Opening: “X-Men: Apocalypse” (5/27/2016)

Logo - X-Men Apocalypse - 2016

Marvel Comics fans are super lucky this month because not only did we get a fantastic new Marvel Studios film with “Captain America: Civil War” that successfully built upon an already dominating franchise, but now 20th Century Fox is tossing its hat into the ring with another one of its X-Men installments. Today “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens up in theaters everywhere. Take a look at the poster, the premise and cast and I’ll return with additional thoughts at the close.

Poster - X-Men Apocalypse - 2016

The Premise:
Since ancient times, the first and most powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, also known as “Apocalypse”—immortal and invincible—has been worshipped as a god. But when Apocalypse awakens from a hibernation of thousands of years, he is disgusted to find out what the world has come to and decides to change it. He recruits four followers, Ororo Munroe / Storm (“Famine”), Warren Worthington III / Archangel (“Death”), Elizabeth Braddock / Psylocke (“Pestilence”) and Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (“War”), to help him with this task of destroying humanity and building a better world, led by him, from the ruins. Now, Raven / Mystique and Charles Xavier lead a team of young X-Men to face Apocalypse and defeat him. (thanks Wiki)

The Cast:
James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X
Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme/Mystique
Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse
Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast
Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert
Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey
Olivia Munn as Elizabeth Braddock/Psylocke
Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok
Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler
Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm
Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III/Angel/Archangel
Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee/Jubilee
Josh Helman as William Stryker
Tómas Lemarquis as Caliban

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having greatly enjoyed “X-Men: First Class” and “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” I think that this franchise is on a better track than that of the “Fantastic Four” one and let’s face it “Deadpool” is one of the best action films of the year IMHO. Now of course I am just speaking of the 20th Century Fox properties that they have at their command as opposed to Marvel Studios having them. The trailers looked good for this one and there seem to be a lot of characters which if done properly will look great on screen. We saw this working to excellence in “Captain America: Civil War” and not so much in “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” so let’s hope Fox is on point. I don’t think I will be seeing this on its opening day today but surely not too long after it for sure. What about you readers, are you excited for this latest X-Men chapter? Let me know in the comments section and please do NOT post any spoiler information under this posting.

Official Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men:_Apocalypse

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