We're one month out from the release of "X-Men: Apocalypse," and this morning we got a huge drop of new details and hype-fueling assets to feed on until the May 27 premiere. Chief among them, this final, two-minute trailer outlining the plot and a few characters we haven't seen yet:
First of all, it's unbelievable how much plot they give away, as they're two major "holy sh*t!" moments that would have been a better surprise while watching the film. First, Quicksilver (Evan Peters) confirms that Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is his dad, which is true to canon in the comics. Years of debate have seemingly been quelled by a single moment in the trailer. That's actually kind of a bummer. Next, speaking of Magneto's family, there's an implication that he had started a new one since the events of "Days of Future Past," as we see him holding onto what looks like the lifeless body of a little girl. Was she supposed to be Scarlet Witch? Is it possible that Apocalypse will offer to resurrect her in exchange for Magneto's loyalty? From what we can tell, the moral conflict of his allegiance seems to be a major part of the plot of this film.
Next, we got a slice of Wolverine toward the end -- probably not much of a spoiler since we know Hugh Jackman was going to show up at some stage in the movie. Hopefully, he'll be in for more than just a couple of scenes in the middle of the film and help drive the resolution to the final conflict against Apocalypse.
It's amazing to see the almost all of the original X-Men lineup (minus Iceman, who would have been a pre-schooler in this universe) set in the 1980s. With the roster on the bad side including many seminal additions to the X-Men team from the 1990s, this could be the beginning of the ultimate X-Movie set in the early '90s, yellow and blue costumes and all. We can dream.
In the meantime, we can watch and hope as we anticipate next month's theater debut.