The first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse is here, and it's a doozy. With a larger-than-life villain, some intriguing dialogue, and perhaps surprisingly few action moments (a lot more drama/build-up) for your average X-Men movie trailer, there are also plenty of things we're left wondering.
That's why we're asking these questions in particular. Click through, and let us know what your biggest questions are in the comments.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27, 2016.
Does Moira Remember Charles?
At the end of X-Men: First Class, Charles Xavier sure seemed to wipe the mind of Moira McTaggert. So how much did he take away from her, and does he give anything back to her here?
There's a pretty significant amount of time he's spending with her in this trailer, and if nothing else that should be fairly awkward for Charles. Unless, of course, we're finally seeing the cold, manipulative and at times approaching sociopathic Charles Xavier that was originally introduced in the comic books (and further explored in the Ultimate Comics line).prevnext
Why DOES Xavier Suddenly Go Bald?
Look, it's a cool moment for long-time fans, or even just long-time fans of the film series, to see James McAvoy at the end of the trailer, in the full wheelchair and completely bald-headed.
But it's also an interesting tease. Something happens in this movie that leaves him in that state, and he doesn't look happy about it. Some manipulation by Apocalypse? Maybe, but we're betting on it more likely being manipulation by himself, some kind of power boost to make him and his team strong enough to fight the evil despot.prevnext
Who Will Die?
The image of three of the young mutants trapped in the bottom of some chamber, plus fires, and exploding bridges, and a freaking villain named Apocalypse all spell out bad portents. It's hard to imagine everyone making it through this movie alive. So who might die? We'll get into that in full in a post later, but as much as it would mirror Avengers: Age of Ultron something about the way Quicksilver is frantically running from danger in the mansion, and the way they've talked about amping up his presence in the film doesn't smell quite right.prevnext
Will We See a Traditional Four Horsemen?
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are named specifically in the trailer. The characters in this film that will act as the modern-day Apocalypse's horsemen have already been revealed, of course, with Psylocke, Magneto, Archangel, and Storm filling the roles, at least at some point in the movie.
With the exact call-out of the "Four Horsemen," it's hard to imagine we won't see the traditional Death, Pestilence, Famine, and War at some point in the movie. While in flashback would be almost assured, it's always possible that as the modern-day folks break free we start to see more traditional versions.
Oh, and our bets for each of the modern-day? Well, Archangel is Death, because he was in the comics. Magneto being War fulfills both his personal vendettas and his wartorn backstory. Psylocke and Storm are the slightly harder ones, but I'm going with Psylocke as Pestilence - infecting the mind instead of the body, and Storm as Famine, a flip on the way she would help African deserts grow food at points in the comics (and even animated series).prevnext
How the Heck do They Fight This Guy?0comments
There are many other questions, but this is the biggest, and we mean biggest. The quick moment that shows Apocalypse using his traditional comic book-style mass-increasing powers is extremely satisfying for comic book fans (come on, you screamed out holy cow or some slightly more colorful variation at that, didn't you?). But alongside his ability to control mutants like Magneto, who is very set in his powers and ways (and wears an anti-mind-control helmet), Psylocke whose powers are based around the strength of her mind, and Storm, who is one of the most willful characters in the X-Men universe, this guy is scary.
So how are they even going to be able to fight Apocalypse? Keep in mind that in the comics, they have often lost, or at least stood to a draw with the demi-god-style villain. The idea of Xavier doing something to boost his powers, leaving him bald and permanently wheelchair-bound is one, but it may also take the largest X-Men team ever assembled to bring Apocalypse down to size. Thankfully, it looks like they'll have that.prev