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A new featurette for next month’s X-Men: Apocalypse appears to confirm that Oscar Isaac’s mysterious new villain is indeed the first mutant to walk the Earth — and also reveals more about what he can do when he meets other super-powered beings.
“He’s all powerful and he magnifies all of [the Horsemen’s] powers,” Michael Fassbender (Apocalypse‘s Magneto) explains at the opening of the Four Horsemen teaser video. “He’s decided to take judgment on the world, so he’s gathered a team of mutants to wipe out the human race.”
This mission statement helps make sense of Apocalypse’s declaration from the last trailer, repeated at the end of this video: “Everything they’ve built will fall — and from the ashes of their world, we’ll build a better one.” But who is the “we” he’s talking about: mutants, or just his followers?
Knowing that Apocalypse can increase mutants’ powers suggests that the scene where Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) says, “I’ve never felt power like this before…!” — also repeated in this video — could refer to either Xavier responding to Apocalypse’s powers, or having his own powers increased by Apocalypse for some reason.
“They’re very powerful … the whole world is at stake,” adds Olivia Munn, who plays another of the Horsemen, Psylocke. Well, if you’re a lowly human, at least.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27.
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