The “X-Men: Apocalypse” trailer is here, but what is going on?
We were promised the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer and Fox definitely delivered. While the film was catching a bit of fire for the first images of Apocalypse it seems like they have corrected this mistake in the trailer. Take a look at the trailer below and then we’ll discuss.
Jean Grey “Dreams” About the Apocalypse
It’s obvious that Jean’s dream is more of a premonition given the nature of the film. But Professor X is still reluctant to believe she has that kind of power given that this Jean Grey is still young and nowhere near her potential of being Phoenix.
“I could feel all this…death.”
This may be clearly speculation but it makes me wonder if her choice of words (“death”) has purpose. Of the four horsemen of Apocalypse (we’ll get to that), one of them was named “Death” so it could be a reference to that. It could also be a reference to Monique Ganderton’s character in the film who also holds the name. Ganderton could be one of Apocalypse’s earlier horsemen or a character all her own.
There is also an image of some ancient symbols that could mean something or be an Easter egg in the film. I’m not going to try and translate…haha.
The Introduction of Caliban and The Morlocks
Who is that bald man in the sewers? Well it seems as though Apocalypse has entered the home of the Morlocks who were a band of mutants that lived underground in the sewers. The bald man we see here is named Caliban and is part of the Morlocks himself. In the comics, Caliban has an interesting power of detecting mutants which could prove to be useful in the film and to achieve Apocalypse’s end goal.
Storm was also once the leader of the Morlocks in the comic books which means that it is likely that she is associated with them in the film as well. But even though she is the key player in this bunch, I wouldn’t exclude other Morlocks from having a more significant role. In addition to Storm and Caliban, Rochelle Okoye is set to play another Morlock known as Plague who was also one of Apocalypse’s horsemen in the comic books. Her powers are pretty apparent from her name. She has the ability to manipulate disease and is also immune to it.
The Introduction of the New X-Men
I wouldn’t necessarily call them “new” but it is the first time seeing Cyclops and Jean Grey in the newly rebooted timeline (excluding the final scene of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”). Here we get to see Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Nightcrawler establishing themselves as true X-Men. We never got a very strong history of these three so we may get some of that story that was missing from the other films.
In addition to these three we also see the brief introduction of Jubilee to the team. Many have praised Lana Condor for being the closest character adaptation to the original comics based on appearance. This will also be her first credited film role as an actress so it will be interesting to see how she does in the film with it being her debut to the big screen.