The Edge Reacts To… The first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer

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20th Century Fox have finally revealed the first trailer for their gargantuan mutant ensemble piece, X-Men: Apocalypse. In this latest instalment of the franchise, the X-Men come face to face with their most formidable opponent yet; an ancient, sentient-like being ominously called Apocalypse. When Apocalypse recruits a group of horsemen to help him conquer the world, our favourite mutants must band together to save mankind. But what do our writers think?

“It looks like Bryan Singer is about to kick this to the next level. Following up from X-Men: Days of Future Past – arguably the best X-Men movie and also one of the best Superhero movies of all time – is no easy task but if anyone can do it, it’s Bryan Singer, mother e’ffers! My expectations have just gone through the roof.” – David Mitchell Baker, writer.

“I’m so excited for the young characters – Young Storm looks amazing in this trailer! Super excited by the trailer, and Bryan Singer has my confidence!” – Rebecca James, writer.

“Looks incredible. So many excellent actors I can barely keep up for going ‘oh my god it’s her!! Oh my God it’s him!! SANSA?? WHERE’D YOU COME FROM?'” – Ashleigh Millman, writer.

I feel like I’m definitely less likely to cry at this film than I did at First Class or Days of Future Past. Can’t figure out if this is a good thing or not. Either way – this looks bloody epic.” – Millie Cassidy, Features Editor.

“After watching the trailer, I really think this movie has a lot of potential, it could be better than Captain America: Civil War and even surpass the two previous movies of the X-Men franchise. I’m amazed by the number of brilliant actors involved in this movie and I can’t wait to see them all in action!” – Lisa Veiber, writer.

“I love that Bryan Singer’s still back and taking things to the next level – can’t wait to see the new team in action! It’s gonna have to do a lot to beat out Days of Future Past though.” – Ben Robins, Film Editor.

“This is a film that is happening and the trailer confirms it. All I can think about is how little Oscar Isaac looks and sounds like Oscar Isaac. And why is the big reveal a guy in a suit with no hair? BOOOO!” – George Seabrook, writer.

“After the previous two films in the recent X-Men rebirth/rejuvenation, I had high hopes for this film and this trailer just blows all of those hopes and expectations out of the water because it looks like everything you could want from the X Men franchise and MORE. It looks like it has the potential to be THE superhero film of the summer (sorry Cap 3)” – Nátt Day, writer.

“After the disappointment I felt with the Civil War trailer, it’s nice to have it confirmed that I’m not just losing touch with my inner child. This actually made me feel positive things. Yep. No sarcasm or anything here. Just bland sincerity.” – Harrison Abbott, Culture Editor.

It’s all very exciting. Although it is weird to see an X-Men film without a trace of Wolverine, I love the combined powers of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence enough to know they’ll probably end up nailing it once again. Apocalypse also looks like a really menacing villain. I’m on board for pretty much everything that’s coming… except Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey. My Sansa-vision is too strong to accept that just yet. – Anneka Honeyball, News Editor.

The Verdict: Generally, The Edge is excited for this one. Bryan Singer, we salute you.

X-Men: Apocalypse will arrive in UK cinemas on 19th May 2016. Watch the trailer for yourself below.

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