Cyclops unleashes his optic blast in explosive new extended clip for X-Men: Apocalypse

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May 10, 2016, 2:29 PM EDT (Updated)

Who knew seeing Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) unleash his optic blast for the first time would be that satisfying? That's what happens in this cool new extended clip (it's more than two minutes long) for director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse.

Released by 20th Century Fox, the clip features a young Scott Summers discovering his budding mutant powers for the first time -- in a high school bathroom stall, of all places. The kicker is when Scott’s powers manifest themselves; a bit of a high school bully ends up being on the receiving end of a powerful blast. 

Have a look:


Told ya! Satisfying. While the clip is very cool, it looks like the movie itself may be in trouble. The first reviews are in, and they’re a mixed bag, with X-Men: Apocalypse currently sitting at 47 percent on Rotten Tomatoes -- a first for a Bryan Singer-directed X-Men film! Gasp!

Still, nothing short of an apocalypse (pun intended) will stop me from going to the movie theater so I can form my own opinion of the film. I'm really looking forward to seeing younger versions of Scott, Jean Grey, Storm, Angel and Nightcrawler, as well as the introduction of Psylocke, the Four Horsemen and En Sabah Nur (aka Apocalypse) in the X-Men cinematic universe.

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, 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 from complete destruction.

Directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Sophie Turner, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Ben Hardy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Oscar Isaac and more, X-Men: Apocalypse opens May 27.