X-Men Apocalypse (2016)

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Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvels X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he leads a team of powerful mutants to take on the world, whose fate is in the hands of Raven and Professor X who must lead their X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

Cast: Evan Peters, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne

Crew: Bryan Singer (Director), Newton Thomas Sigel (Director of Photography), John Ottman (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India), PG13 (Singapore)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 20 May 2016 (India), 19 May 2016 (Malaysia), 19 May 2016 (Singapore), 19 May 2016 (UAE)

Tagline: Prepare for the Apocalypse.

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Did you know? This will be the first time that the Summers brothers, Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Alex Summers (Havoc), appear together in a live-action movie. In the comics, there was another brother, Gabriel Summers (Vulcan), but he has not appeared in any shows/movies so far and the filmmakers decided two brothers in a film was enough Read More
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Long story short, X-men Apocalypse depicts all our favorite mutants in their best form with a blend of a super mutant from ancient Egypt (who was asleep for more than 5000 years),
who tries to make the mutants rule the earth again and is frustrated that normal humans make the rules and live in par with beings of his type, this ancient mutant, a self declared god is portrayed as the negative
role, impresses with his invulnerability.

Guest appearance by Wolverine sure makes the audience go nuts, X-men apocalypse on the whole is a predictable entertainer with fantastic VFX.

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as Peter / Quicksilver
as Professor Charles Xavier
as Raven / Mystique
as Erik Lensherr / Magneto
as Psylocke
as En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
as Moira Mactaggert
as Clan Akkaba Disciple #1
as Lead Conspiracy Guard
as Kissing Guy
as Ororo Munroe / Storm
as Scott's Teacher
as School Jock
as Conspirator Guard #2
as Angel
as Old Apocalypse
as Polish Worker
as En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
as Remy LeBeau / Gambit
as Student
as Fishing Boat Captain
as Pentagon General Fields
as Military Tech
as Cairo Shoe Shop Vendor
as Alkali Guard
as Mall Shopper
as School Cheerleader
as Tab Girl
as Horseman - War
as Defeated 'Blob'
as Conspirator Guard #1
as Alkali Communications Officer
as Pentagon Tech
as Mrs Summers
as Air Force Official
as Pentagon General Radford
as Confused Tech
as Col. William Stryker
as Student in Drapes #2
as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
as Jubilation Lee
as Alex Summers / Havok
as Fight Announcer
as Clan Akkaba Leader
as Polish
as Lead Polish Inspector
as Student in Drapes #1
as Horseman - Death
as Falafel Shop Owner
as Mutant Carrier
as Kissing Girl
as Hank McCoy / Beast
as Harbor Employee
as Horseman - Famine
as Mr. Summers
as Milosz
as Russian Submarine Sailor #1
as Jean Grey
as Stan Lee
as Pentagon General Hastings
as Nina
as Caliban
as Table Surfing Student #2
as Scott Summers / Cyclops
as Payless Shoe Salesperson
as Horseman - Pestilence
as Ms. Maximoff
as Pentagon Scientist
as Egyptian Street Vendor #1

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Atmos
Camera:
Red Epic Dragon
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Prepare for the Apocalypse.
Only the strong will survive
Defend
Destroy
Trivia:
Timothée Chalamet, Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe, Taron Egerton, Logan Lerman, Josh Hutcherson, Dylan O'Brien, Jesse Plemons and Jamie Blackley were considered for the role of Cyclops/Scott Summers, before Tye Sheridan was cast. Ben Hardy would later be cast in the role of Angel

Bryan Singer had turned down X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) to make Superman Returns (2006). This film uses concepts he had planned to use in The Last Stand

Taron Egerton turned down the role of Cyclops

Oscar Isaac is the third "Star Wars" actor to work on an X-Men film, after Ray Park, who played Toad in X-Men (2000) and Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), and Rose Byrne, who played the handmaiden Dormé in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Sophie Turner is the second Game of Thrones (2011) cast member to join the X-Men franchise, with Peter Dinklage being the first

Tuesday Knight launched a failed campaign via social media, in an attempt to be cast as the mutant Dazzler

Particularly on Psylocke, Storm, Cyclops and Mystique, the outfits and characters' looks were designed to pay homage to its comic book counterparts, differently from past films when the X-men used standart black leather uniforms. Cyclops' costume is taken from Jim Lee's blue and yellow design in the 90s

Professor Xavier was originally supposed to be the fourth Horseman before Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer researched in the comics and decided Psylocke would be better suited

According to Bryan Singer, Apocalypse's voice is a mixture of different sounds: "He's bearing the souls of many lives and many characters. He has contained within him many voices, all taken from various ranges and tones." To get this voice, the sound department used three microphones - a bass mic, a bass drum mic and a Sennheiser mic - for Oscar Isaac when recording his lines, and then mixed those voices together to create an otherworldly sound

Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) are enemies in this film. Fassbender and Smit-McPhee had previously worked together on Slow West (2015), where they played allies

This is Ben Hardy's feature film debut; he previously starred in the British soap opera EastEnders (1985) for two years, before recently leaving the role

Lana Condor describes her role of Jubilee as a timepiece: "If you've seen my costume, like I'm straight out of the '80's, like they literally took me out. You'll never really forget that you're in the '80's

Apocalypse's speech about the different names he went by throughout history was taken from "X-Factor 24" (January 1988). There he used the gods Set, Sauru, Huitzilopotchtli and Kali; in this film, he uses the gods Ra, Krishna and Yahweh

This film attracted controversy from the Indian government for it using the name of the Indian deity Krishna to a mutant villain

Apocalypse's quote, "Everything they built will fall! And from the ashes of their world, we'll build a better one!" is almost a direct quote of his from the animated series X-Men (1992) ("From the ashes of this world, I will build a better one!")

Josh Helman is the first actor in the X-Men franchise to play William Stryker more than once

In the comics, Elizabeth Braddock/Psylocke was born a British Caucasian who later permanently swapped bodies with a Japanese ninja named Kwannon. The actress of Psylocke, Olivia Munn, is of Eurasian descent, which combines both comic nationalities

In the comics, the Age of Apocalypse affected the Marvel Universe entirely and resulted in the deaths of prominent characters such as Peter Parker (who never becomes Spider-Man), Namor, Clint Barton, Thor, Carol Danvers, Frank Castle, Victor von Doom, Susan Storm, Ben Grimm and many others. In contrast, Gwen Stacy who famously dies in the main universe, is alive. The Age of Apocalypse is an alternate reality identified as "Earth-295

The final trailer for the film ended with confirmation of an appearance by Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. This will make it his eight time donning the claws (as its come to be known), with one more scheduled appearance in the as of yet untitled Wolverine 3 (2017). Jackman has previously stated 3 will be his last time as Wolverine, with nine total appearances. This gives Jackman the rare distinction of appearing as the same character in nine different films spanning nearly twenty years. He has appeared in every X-Men movie, with the exception of Deadpool (2016). It has been rumored however, that Jackman could play Wolverine in a Deadpool/Wolvering team up movie, or more likely an X-Force adaptation which has reportedly been in development. If that is to come to pass then Jackman will have appeared as Wolverine ten times, a very rare distinction

Bryan Singer has described X-Men: Apocalypse as "A big monster of a movie

According to Simon Kinberg, this will contain more mass destruction than any of the previous X-Men films. Kinberg states: "We've spent the most time talking about creating a character that's the most powerful mutant villain that we've seen in the X-Men movies so far, more powerful than Magneto or the Phoenix! The kind of scope and scale we're talking about is like a disaster movie featuring an extinction-level event. We're talking Michael Bay/Roland Emmerich-style moviemaking, which you've never seen in an X-Men movie, or any superhero movie

It is rumored that the mutant Dazzler will make an appearance in the movie, according to writer Simon Kinberg

Bryan Singer has called this film "kind of a conclusion of six X-Men films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters" and the "true birth of the X-Men

Writer Simon Kinberg has stated that he and Bryan Singer have talked about this film being the origin of the traditional X-Men team and hopes future films will follow this "next generation of X-Men characters" following on from X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse

Apocalypse is to make his live-action debut in 2016, the 30th anniversary of his debut in the X-Men comics (May 1986).

X-Men Apocalypse will be the second X-Men movie to feature the Danger Room, after X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

This will be the first time that the Summers brothers, Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Alex Summers (Havoc), appear together in a live-action movie. In the comics, there was another brother, Gabriel Summers (Vulcan), but he has not appeared in any shows/movies so far and the filmmakers decided two brothers in a film was enough

This is the second film appearance for Nightcrawler since his debut on "X2: X-Men United

Xavier's wheelchair in the teaser trailer is the same one Patrick Stewart used in X-Men (2000).

Elle Fanning, Chloë Grace Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld, Saoirse Ronan, Daisy Ridley, Lily Collins and Margot Robbie were considered for the role of Jean Grey, before Sophie Turner was cast

Alexandra Shipp shaved her head to sport a Mohawk as Storm

This will be Betsy Braddock/Psylocke's first major appearance; she had a minor role in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

In the original trilogy, Angel, Psylocke and Jubilee are portrayed as younger than Cyclops, Jean, Storm and Nightcrawler. However, Jubilee is being portrayed as the same age as the four, while Psylocke and Angel are now older

This will be Jubilation Lee/Jubilee's first major appearance, after appearing in Generation X (1996) and having minor roles in the first three X-Men films

Amber Stevens West and Zendaya were considered for the role of Storm before Alexandra Shipp was cast

Kodi Smit-McPhee (Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler) was originally set to play young Logan/Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) but stepped out of the role in order to film The Road (2009)

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. He's a hard man to break, it's why he thinks he's God. And the big giant ego of the god is that the world lacks order and respect/devotion to him. It needs to be culled, it needs to be wiped away and rebuilt

This will be Bryan Singer's fourth X-Men film. This breaks the record set by Sam Raimi and Christopher Nolan, who each directed three superhero films in the same series (Spider-Man and Batman respectively). Zack Snyder is set to tie Singer's record for comic-book movies with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) (the upcoming "Justice League" films), (e.g. 300 (2006))

This will be Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver's fifth cinematic appearance, after a cameo in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), the post-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and major appearances in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

This will be "X-Men" creator Stan Lee's fourth cameo in an X-Men film

For her role as Psylocke, Olivia Munn was advised by James McAvoy to practice sword-fighting: "I learnt to use a regular sword with both hands, so I can switch in between a real sword and a CGI blade. It's more work for the special effects guys but it's pretty cool

Bryan Singer has confirmed the film will take place in 1983 and will feature other familiar characters in their youth

According to Simon Kinberg, 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). Kinberg calls this 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

Tom Hardy and Idris Elba were considered for the role of Apocalypse

Although not in the movie, Charles Xavier actor Patrick Stewart jokingly informed Bryan Singer that he would be willing to play Mystique should Jennifer Lawrence "start playing up". He said: "I am so ready to be naked, painted blue, and the world is ready for it too

Bryan Singer chose Apocalypse as the antagonist to examine the origins of mutants on Earth: "It deals with ancient mutantism, the origins of the mutant state; or the origin of gods and religion. There's a mixture of ancient religion and cultism in the character of Apocalypse

Hugh Jackman announced that X-Men: Apocalypse and Untitled Wolverine Sequel (2017) will be his last portrayal as Wolverine. He will be retiring from the role after playing the character since 2000

For the role of Charles Xavier, James McAvoy shaved his head. It was something he had wanted to do in the previous X-Men films

According to Simon Kinberg, Apocalypse is the darkest villain in the series: "He doesn't distinguish between mutants and humans like the other villains do, only between the weak and the strong. To him it's all just one giant screwed-up world that worships false idols and needs to be saved from itself. He is the God of the Old Testament: if there isn't the order and worship then I'll open up the Earth and swallow you whole

Quicksilver's X-Mansion run lasts three minutes, but took three and a half months to film; Evan Peters spent more time on set than any other actor on the film. The sequence was shot with 3-D Phantom cameras traveling at 50 mph, while shooting at 3100 frames per second

This is the first film in the series to feature all three blue-colored mutants: Mystique, Beast, and Nightcrawler.

The only mutants to appear in all 3 prequel X-men movies are: Havoc, Mystique, Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine, and Beast.

Chloë Grace Moretz was set to star as Jean Grey, but declined the role due to scheduling conflicts.

Channing Tatum who's portraying Gambit in Gambit (2016) has say that his character will appear in his own film.

To prepare for her role as Jean Grey, Sophie Turner studied Famke Janssen's performance as Grey in the previous X-Men films.

Sasha Pieterse turned down the role of Jean Grey.

Sophie Turner is best known for her role on Game of Thrones (2011), who costars with Peter Dinklage, who appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

This will be "X-Men" creator Stan Lee's third cameo in an X-Men film.

There are actually three Summers brothers in the comics: Scott, Alex and Gabriel Summers, the brother who went rogue known as Vulcan.

Tuesday Knight launched a failed campaign via social media in an attempt to be cast as the mutant Dazzler.

Ben Hardy is the second actor with the first name Ben to portray Angel in the franchise, the first one was Ben Foster in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

Bryan Singer has confirmed the film will take place in the 1980s and will feature other familiar characters in their youth.

Bryan Singer chose Apocalypse as the antagonist to examine the origins of mutants on Earth: "Historical mutants has always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers."

According to Simon Kinberg, this will contain more mass destruction than any of the previous X-Films: "We've spent the most time talking about is creating a character that's the most powerful mutant villain that we've seen in the X-Men movies so far - more powerful than Magneto or the Phoenix! The kind of scope and scale we're talking about is like a disaster movie featuring an extinction-level event. We're talking Michael Bay/Roland Emmerich-style moviemaking, which you've never seen in an X-Men movie, or any superhero movie."

This will be Gambit's second film appearance after X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). He was considered to appear in X-Men (2000).

The film was to be called "Age of Apocalypse", after the comic of the same name. But this was changed to simply "Apocalypse" for a more ominous title, as well as to avoid comparison with Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).

According to Simon Kinberg, Apocalypse is the darkest villain in the series: "In the X-Men there really are two leaders: Eric/Magneto his Brotherhood and Professor Xavier and his X-Men. Apocalypse presents a new mutant leader, a super-charismatic leader that will draw people to his cause. But he's not just somebody who's out there destroying the world because he can. What he's doing is - in his mind - justified and validated by a really compelling, coherent philosophy."

Apocalypse's title "En Sabah Nur" means "morning light" in Arabic and it may also refer to "The First One". It also means "Morning Light" in Turkish.
Filming Start Date:
27 Apr 2015
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: X-Men: Apocalypse (Tamil)
Dubbed into: X-Men: Apocalypse (Telugu)
Dubbed into: X-Men: Apocalypse (Hindi)
Follows: The Wolverine (English)
Follows: X-Men: Days of Future Past (English)
X-Men: Apocalypse is bringing back an iconic set
05 Jun 2015, by Eric Eisenberg