Magneto Joins Four Horsemen in X-Men: Apocalypse
X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t just a nod to the eponymous villain (played by Oscar Isaac [Star Wars: The Force Awakens]) in X-Men franchise’s latest installment: It’s also a valid description of the on-screen mayhem shown in the concept art.
Based loosely on the X-Men Age of Apocalypse comic book sequence, although the film does not use the alternative reality from the comics, X-Men: Apocalypse is set in 1983 and finds the mutants, including Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Charles (James McAvoy), taking sides as the godlike Apocalypse plots world destruction. “This is the true birth of the X-Men, this is how it happens. This is kind of a conclusion of six X-Men films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters,” says Bryan Singer, directing his fourth X-Men movie.
Ancient mutant Apocalypse wakes after thousands of years, is unimpressed with the world he finds and tasks his Four Horsemen — Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), and Angel (Ben Hardy) — with its destruction.Apocalypse’s Horsemen were created by Louise and Walter Simonson and first referenced in
Apocalypse’s Horsemen were created by Louise and Walter Simonson and first referenced in X-Factor #10 (Nov. 1986), finally appearing in X-Factor #15 (April 1987). They have had five incarnations in the Marvel Universe, with multiple variations appearing in other realities, futures, etc., as is Marvel’s custom (sadly). On several occasions, the Horsemen have included ‘altered’ versions of the X-Men and their allies
“One of Apocalypse’s many powers is he can imbue other mutants with greater ones,” says director Bryan Singer. In the concept art image, Singer says, “Magneto is demonstrating a small taste of what he can do now. Magneto is already enormously powerful…. Now Apocalypse gives him powers far beyond what we’ve seen before.” This could get very messy. Watch the trailer below: