Apocalypse was the first mutant in existence. The name means, ‘The First One’. born with grey skin and blue traces around his features, and had powerful gifts from the time of his birth. Apocalypse’s various powers include flight, invulnerability, superhuman strength, teleportation, telekinesis … basically, he’s invincible. His roots trace back to ancient Egypt and his difficult lifespan included bouts of enslavement and fierce battles for power. Along the way, he typically enlists four mutants to serve as his loyal minions – called the Four Horsemen: Pestilence, Famine, War and Death. There must be a reason why the latest addition to the X-Men franchise is named after Apocalypse- the debut trailer reveals that he is ready to wipe all humans out and usher in a new era for mutants.
X-Men: Days of Future Past took place in the early 1970s, but X-Men: Apocalypse will be jumping ahead approximately a decade and will be set in the early 1980s. launched by Bryan Singer in 2000, this franchise has seen him return after a multi-year absence with X-Men: Days of Future Past. And by reuniting his original X-Men with the younger X-Men: First Class team, Singer appears to have laid the groundwork for multiple sequels that could utilize various members of the massive mutant ensemble.
X-Men Apocalypse is the story of how Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, dreams of 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 to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, the young team of X-Men must stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. They must unite to defeat Apocalypse’s extinction level plan.