The titular villain debuts in new official X-Men: Apocalypse images

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Jul 16, 2015, 4:52 PM EDT

Over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, fans in Hall H got their first peek at footage from X-Men: Apocalypse, the third in a kind of time-hopping trilogy of films that began with X-Men: First Class and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past. This time around, the mutants will be in the '80s, which means we'll get younger versions of several of our favorite heroes, including brand-new actors for Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm and Nightcrawler, Jubilee's first significant contribution to the films, and a proper Psylocke on the big screen. Oh, yeah, and then there's Apocalypse himself, the First Mutant and one of the most imposing villains ever to hit X-Men comics.

While we're still hoping the Hall H footage will officially hit the 'Net sometime soon, we do at least now have something to tide us over. The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly is highlighting the flick, and the new cover (plus six interior photos) has delivered first official looks at Apocalypse, Psylocke and HOLY CRAP THEY FINALLY GAVE STORM A MOHAWK.

Not everyone got out of a standard black tactical uniform, but it's definitely nice to see some color on characters like Psylocke, and I'm also digging that they went less gray with Apocalypse than many comics versions. Whatever else might end up happening in this film, Apocalypse at least looks to be the most visually vibrant X-flick yet.

Check out the images in the gallery below. X-Men: Apocalypse opens May 27, 2016.

(Via EW)