'X-Men: Apocalypse' is a superhero film based on the X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. It is the ninth installment in the 'X-Men' film series.
Directed by Bryan Singer, the film features an ensemble cast starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Alexandra Shipp,Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn and Lucas Till.
In Apocalypse, ancient mutant Apocalypse awakens and plans to take over the world, so the X-Men need to stop him and defeat his team, the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse.
Bryan Singer has confirmed the film will take place in 1983 and will feature other familiar characters in their youth.
This will be the final film in the First Class story arc, which also consisted of X-Men: First Class (2011) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). The film the culmination of Xavier and Lensherr's relationship: "First Class was about Erik becoming empowered, the origin story of a man's power. Days of Future Past was about Charles becoming empowered, a guy who is a mess but masterminds the end of a massive event. This film has them both at their peak and finally going at each other!"
According to writer Simon Kinberg, this will contain more mass destruction than any of the previous X-Men films.
It is rumored that the mutant Dazzler will make an appearance in the movie, according to writer Simon Kinberg.
Bryan Singer describes Apocalypse as a mutant acting as a god, saying: "Apocalypse's from an ancient time and doesn't understand he's a mutant. He thinks of himself as more of a god.