A new description of the X-Men Apocalypse trailer emerges

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Dec 4, 2015, 2:39 PM EST (Updated)

While we’re still waiting with bated breath for a peek at the new X-team and big bad villain Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) in action, it looks like the first full trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse was shown at the Italian film industry summit CinemaDays Sorrento. Thanks to the Italian film site Cinefilos, Google Translate and the good folks over at Comicbook.com, we have an intriguing description of the trailer.

Directed once more by Bryan Singer, the upcoming superhero movie's new cast includes Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Olivia Munn as Betsy Braddock/Psylocke, Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III/Angel and Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee/Jubilee.  

Back for an encore are Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto, Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast, Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert (who sat out X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique.

And now, without (much more) further ado:

The trailer opens with Jean Grey waking from a nightmare. She tells Professor Xavier something along the lines of, “I have seen the end of the world. There was only death.”

There’s a montage of footage of the young mutants at Xavier’s school, followed by a scene of Moira MacTaggert telling Xavier that they’ve discovered a god-like mutant who may be the origin of the species.

Cut to a shot of an intimidating hooded figure being followed by Psylocke and Storm. They search for mutants, and the hooded figure lists the many names he has been known by over the centuries. He says that the world needs to change, and be remade by mutants. The three of them find Magneto. Magneto asks, “Who are you?” The figure pulls down his hood to reveal the face of Apocalypse.

There’s a montage of the destruction caused by Apocalypse.

We see a shot of Xavier looking frightened. Either he or Jean says, “It can control all of us.” We’re shown two opposing groups of mutants (likely Apocalypse’s Horsemen and Xavier’s students and/or allies). Apocalypse sends a burst of energy through Xavier and his wheelchair, and Jean screams

There’s a slow motion scene of Quicksilver running through the hallway leading towards Cerebro.

Mystique tells Xavier, “I came to fight.”

Professor X enters the Cerebro chamber, and his eyes become black. He says, “I’ve never felt like this before,” and is possibly possessed by Apocalypse.

The final shot is of a bald Professor X.

The trailer description apparently sounds about the same as the one previously shown at San Diego Comic Con earlier this summer, but as our colleague points out, we’ll probably get a more polished version — as well as perhaps some slight differences between the domestic and international versions — when it finally finally plays in front of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec. 18. What did you think of the trailer description? Did it manage to amp up your excitement level about seeing it?

X-Men: Apocalypse will open in movie theaters on May 27, 2016.

(via Comic Book)

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