NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, December 11, 2015, 10:11 AM
An iconic ‘80s villain that makes Gordon Gekko look like Gandhi is ready for his closeup.
Fox dropped the first full trailer for “X-Men: Apocalypse,” giving fans a good look at the the titular big bad, played by Oscar Isaac, who rampages his way through the two-minute, 30-second trailer.
Isaac, who has a major tour of duty as an X-Wing pilot in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” doesn’t just chew through the scenery, he obliterates it. As comic book fans know, “Apocalypse,” first introduced in 1986, has been manipulating events since anicent Egyptian times.
“Everything they’ve built will fall and from the ashes of their world, we’ll build a better one,” the world’s first mutant bellows in one memorable voiceover. “I’ve never felt power like this before.”
The movie opening May 27, 2016, is the final installment of the “X-Men” prequel trilogy starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.
And it seems director Bryan Singer is getting the most screen-time as possible from Lawrence, the hottest star in Hollywood, as Mystique for her likely last mission for the franchise.
It seems Mystique has at least temporarily renounced her renegade ways to rejoin her first team.
Hair Today, Gone Today: James McAvoy’s Professor X goes bald.
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Jennifer Lawrence (r.) returns to action as Mystique.
“That’s why I’m here — to fight,” she says at one point in the trailer, back where she belongs in an X-Men uniform.
To face their most powerful foe to date, the X-Men will need all the reinforcements they can get. Among them are younger versions of some fan favorites including Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan).
The ‘80s-set movie is expected to lead into the events of the original 2000 “X-Men” film, when those characters were played by adult actors.
One of the most intriguing shots of the trailer comes at the end, with the glimpse of a completely bald look for MacAvoy’s Professor X, which jibes with the older version played by Patrick Stewart in four “X-Men” movies.