X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 American drama superhero film based on the X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. Intended as a direct sequel to both 2011's X-Men: First Class and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, 'Apocalypse' is the ninth installment in the X-Men film series. Directed by Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg wrote the screenplay from a story conceived by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. The ensemble cast includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, and Lucas Till. The film was released on May 27, 2016 in North America.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Following the global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped 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, 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 with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- James McAvoy as Charles Xavier / Professor X
- Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
- Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme / Mystique
- Nicholas Hoult as Henry McCoy / Beast
- Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff (Earth-10005)|Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver
- Lucas Till as Alex Summers|Alex Summers / Havok
- Josh Helman as William Stryker, Jr.
- Sophie Turner as Jean Grey
- Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers
- Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner
- Olivia Munn as Betsy Braddock / Psylocke
- Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert
- Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse