Twentieth Century Fox has released a new viral marketing video promoting X-Men: Apocalypse.
The video is presented as an advertisement for a TV special titled “In the Footsteps of…En Sabah Nur,” an homage to Leonard Nimoy's In Search of... that employs Nimoy's Star Trek co-star George Takei as narrator. The video repurposes the footage taken by a bystander of Mystique’s botched assassination attempt from X-Men: Days of Future Past, referring to it as the moment the public became aware of the existence of mutants. But what if there was a powerful mutant who came before?
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
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