The first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse has been released this afternoon and it’s a tense affair filled with threat and menace. It begins with the new Jean Grey played by Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner dreaming about the end of the world, then introduces the über-baddie who provides the film’s title: Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse. As Rose Byrne’s CIA agent Moira MacTaggert explains, Apocalypse is believed by many to be the first ever mutant, and his power is apparently so all-encompassing that he can even control other mutants. We then see Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique trying to rally her fellow mutants in a bid to thwart Apocalypse, who wants to destroy the world as we know it so he can essentially reboot humanity. Yep, it’s heavy stuff.
The trailer also offers glimpses of several other other X-Men newbies, including Ben Hardy’s Angel and Lana Condor’s Jubilation Lee, as well as James McAvoy rocking a bald head as Professor X for the first time. Spoiler: he looks pretty cool. From next Thursday (December 17), you’ll be able to watch the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer on the big screen at showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the film itself opens on May 27 next year.