‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Takes Over The Cover of Entertainment Weekly, Plus New Stills

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Entertainment Weekly has revealed the cover for their latest issue and with it comes our first official look at ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ The new cover features the titular villain (Oscar Isaac), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), and Magneto (Michael Fassbender).

We also have our first look at Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Professor X (James McAvoy), Havok (Lucas Till), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jubilee (Lana Condor), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner).

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Apocalypse awakens from his Egyptian tomb and decides he’s not down with the Reagan era. “It’s a chaotic world of conflict and war and destruction,” Singer says. “It’s one giant civilization that now requires one giant culling. That’s why he needs ­special assistants in this process.”

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Oscar Isaac, who plays Apocalypse, describes his character as “the ­creative-slash-destructive force of this earth. When things start to go awry, or when things seem like they’re not moving towards evolution, he destroys those civilizations.”

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Magneto is trying to live a normal life in Poland. “He’s fallen in love and he’s basically left his metal ways behind,” Fassbender says. But his world is shattered and “Apocalypse finds Erik at a low ebb and recruits him.” 

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EW also reveals that Mystique is rescuing other mutants who are oppressed or enslaved, including Nightcrawler (Mystique’s son in the comic books). Raven learns about Magneto’s situation and seeks him out.

Professor X’s school is flourishing, “He’s not teaching anybody how to fight at the moment,” said James McAvoy. “He’s teaching people how to control their abilities so that they can work at a bank. But of course this movie challenges all of that.”

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Directed by Bryan Singer. Stars: Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto and James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, and Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Lana Condor as Jubilee.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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