The end is nigh! Can you feel it drawing near?
In anticipation of the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse”, 20th Century Fox has released 2 epic movie posters: the good guys led by Charles Xavier aka Professor X, and the terrifying villains made up of Apocalypse and his team who call themselves The Four Horsemen.
In the heroic poster titled “Defend”, a bald Professor X (James McAvoy) reunites with his former allies Raven Darkholme aka Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Hank McCoy aka Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and Peter Maximoff aka Quicksilver (Evan Peters). Joining the defenders are the younger versions of Scott Summers aka Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), and Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee).
The X-Men have battled a number of powerful enemies over the years, but their greatest nemesis is on his way. Front and centre is none other than Magneto (Michael Fassbender), working his hand-magic. He is joined by a pissed off looking Psylocke (Olivia Munn) and crazy-eyed Storm (Alexandra Shipp) to the right, while the not-so-angelic Angel (Ben Hardy) hovers above.
And of course, overshadowing The Four Horsemen is the big baddie himself, Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe.
According to Bryan Singer, he and writer Simon Kinberg did extensive research into cults to provide the basis for Apocalypse aka. En Sabah Nur in choosing his Four Horsemen. “We started looking at cults and the nature of cults, because cult leaders, true cult leaders, develop god complexes and he always traditionally had four horsemen so I thought a cult has traditionally four factions to it that interest me,” explained Singer.
“It has a political faction, and I’d always felt Magneto could fill those shoes. It always has a military faction, so Archangel could fill those shoes as the guardian. There’s also youth faction, those that you’re trying to seduce and grow into your cult, the young whose minds are malleable, and lastly the sexual component because cult leaders tend to sexualize their position and have sex with half the people in their cult,” he continued.
There is no doubt that Apocalypse has chosen 4 very powerful and different mutants for his latest incarnation of his Four Horseman. Will they remain villains or will they eventually join the X-Men team? We’ll just have to wait and see.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” will be released in Malaysia on 19th May 2016.