New 'X-Men' Villain Has Been Around Since the Dawn of Civilization

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It has to be true: A fake TV show from the 1980s reported it.

Don't call it a comeback. While next month's X-Men: Apocalypse might feature the big-screen debut of Oscar Isaac's seemingly immortal mutant villain, he's been here for years — or, at least, that's what a new video promoting the movie claims.

The In the Footsteps of … En Sabah Nur short — which takes the form of a promo for a fictional documentary series that exists in the X-Men cinematic universe — teases out the scale of the threat that Apocalypse poses, while also placing the new movie in context with 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The video is just one piece of a promo campaign that inserts Apocalypse into human history, with the X-Men Movies Twitter account blaming the villain for various historical calamities in a series of images labels "The Ages of Apocalypse" — named after the fan-favorite storyline from 1990s comic books.

X-Men: Apocalypse will be released on May 27.