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Jean Grey's vision
The first face of X-Men: Apocalypse's trailer is a new — but familiar — one. Sophie Turner appears as Jean Grey (a more grown-up version was previously portrayed by Famke Janssen). She's screaming in anguish while bathed in blue light, possibly from the Cerebro chamber, though it also evokes the shade of the ensuing Apocalypse. She awakes and discusses the vision with Professor X (James McAvoy), who assures her it’s just a dream. But then the title of the movie wouldn’t make much sense, would it?
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A Storm is coming
Apocalypse is set in the ‘80s, and Alexandra Shipp’s version of Storm is closer to the character’s look in the ‘80s comic, complete with badass mohawk. As one of Apocalypse’s dreaded Horsemen, expect to see this Storm bring the thunder.
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Days of the past
X-Men: Days of Future Past first introduced Apocalypse in a post-credits sequence, showcasing a young boy on the dunes of ancient Egypt as the pyramids are being built. Here again, we see a shot of the pyramids as Rose Byrne’s Moira MacTaggert explains Apocalypse’s mythology. Signs of an extended flashback of Apocalypse’s thousands-year journey or just a nice shot for the trailer?
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Mystique's new 'do
Raven’s back and she’s found a crimper!!!
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Kurt Wagner returns
While the teleporter did appear in X2 (played by Alan Cumming), we meet a younger version (Kodi Smit McPhee) in Apocalypse.
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Jubilee makes a less-than-flashy debut
Lana Condor plays the colorful teen who projects energy blasts and is fond of colorful jackets.
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Familiar faces return
While Moira MacTaggert sat out Days of Future Past, the CIA agent is back and approached by Charles and Havok (Lucas Till), who sat out much of the last X-Men film.
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Apocalypse puts together his four horsemen
The Four Horsemen are gathered, as Moira indicates Apocalypse has done throughout time. The current line-up includes Storm (finally rocking that mohawk), Archangel, Magneto (whose recruitment is teased in the trailer), and Psylocke. This one shot of Olivia Munn as Psylocke is our best look at her in the trailer, but to see her in costume, check out EW’s Apocalypse cover.
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The Horsemen recruitment process
Magneto is at a low point in his life when he’s first approached to join in Apocalypse’s destruction.
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The Horsemen invade the mansion
EW was on set for this pivotal scene in which the Four Horsemen first reveal themselves to the X-Men and kidnap their leader.
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Lying down on the job
Is Quicksilver in prison? Is he taking a nap? Who are the three other figures lying down there?
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Meet the new class, same as the old class
The new class arrives, as Jean, Cyclops, and Nightcrawler appear together, working with the X-Men. Jubilee is sadly nowhere in sight, but Mystique is rallying the younger crop of Xavier students to jump into the fray. And rather than the leather jumpsuits their older counterparts wore in the first films, they have more armored suits.
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Taking -- or losing? -- control
This young version of Scott Summers hasn’t yet mastered his powerful heat vision. Only special ruby quartz lenses can contain his optic power; without them, his beams blast forth. This scene may even be a flashback to when his powers first manifested (disastrously) in high school, as Raven’s voice tells him to loosen up.
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Apocalypse is traditionally depicted as a massive, imposing figure, but to not obscure the actor behind him (and likely to stop the CGI budget from ballooning to apocalyptic sizes), Apocalypse normally stands at a relatively human height. But the trailer gives us a glimpse at the size to which he can grow. it comes at the expense of Xavier, who is standing and them seemingly crushed under the weight of Apocalypse’s hand.
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Speeding to the rescue
Quicksilver’s kitchen fight became one of the most memorable moments of Days of Future Past. In that stunning scene, the world slowed down around him to a near standstill as he worked his magic and rocked out to some tunes. In the new sequence glimpsed in the trailer, Quicksilver will take part in another visually striking scene, though one distinct from his debut. Here, the world is blurring past him as he remains rigidly in focus as he appears to speed through Xavier’s mansion.
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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an... angel
In the comics, Angel (alias Warren Worthington III, played by Ben Hardy in the film) was one of the founding members of the X-Men. His fluffy white wings gave him quite the cherubic appearance, until Apocalypse transformed him into a blue-skinned, mechanized engine of death. It’s that version of the character (Archangel, one of Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen) that we’ll be seeing in this movie, complete with weaponized wings.
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We get a taste of Storm’s talents, which include rocking badass hairdos and harnessing the weather.
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School's out... forever?
There's a good chance school will be cancelled as Xavier's mansion (and burgeoning school for gifted youngsters) explodes.
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“Everything they built will fall, and from the ashes of their world, we’ll build a better one.”
Apocalypse apparently channels the power of Cerebro, as the shadows of various people fly by him. And if he can tap into Xavier’s machine, is anyone safe? Is Xavier...?
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"I've never felt power like this before."
While using Cerebro, Xavier gets taken over by Apocalypse’s power and literally goes dark.
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A new, yet old, Professor X
As played by James McAvoy over the past few movies, Charles Xavier has been a bit more…tousled than we’re used to. But this shot makes clear that when all is said and done in Apocalypse, the X-Men leader will have matured into the suited, shaved Professor X we know and love.