X-Men: First Class helped revitalize the mutant franchise after a disappointing third installment. X-Men: Days of Future Past both reunited the franchise's multiple timelines while simultaneously resetting the story.
With X-Men: Apocalypse, it looks as if director Bryan Singer will cap off trilogy in the biggest way possible - with Apocalypse himself.
Every X-Men fan knows just how big of a deal Apocalypse is, and he's just the beginning. Singer has promised that a host of fan-favorite mutants will join the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse... unfortunately, fans haven't gotten to see much of anything just yet. It makes sense, as the movie is still a long ways away from hitting theaters — but at this point, even a photo would be enough.
Thankfully, it looks like the folks over at 20th Century Fox feel the same way: the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly proudly reveals the first new mutants of X-Men: Apocalypse — including the movie's main villain.
For the uninitiated, the three characters (from left to right) are Psylocke, played by Olivia Munn; Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac; and Magneto, played by Michael Fassbender. While it's true that Fassbender has been playing Magneto since First Class, this is the first time fans have been able to check out his new suit for Apocalypse. Psylocke and Apocalypse, on the other hand, are making their big-screen debut in Singer's latest film.
First and foremost, Psylocke's costume is dead-on: it's basically a recreation of her classic suit from the comics. Magneto's suit looks a bit more armored than usual, and most of the purple has been stripped from his color palette (in keeping with the previous two movies) — otherwise, it's pretty much par for the course at this point.
Apocalypse is easily the furthest departure from any of his previous forms, but that's too be expected: compared to the comics, his appearance in the photo above is far more down-to-earth... despite the blue skin.
While the picture above isn't finalized footage, it's easy to see that the costumes in Apocalypse are far more saturated than in any other X-Men film. Again, there's likely still work to be done of the photograph above (color correction in particular), but it's still a good look at what fans can expect to see in the final film.
All in all, it looks as if the costumes from X-Men: Apocalypse are on the right track. Singer hinted that the film's costumes would be more faithful to their comic book counterparts then they ever have been, and it looks like that's the case.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set to debut on May 27, 2016.