X-Men: Apocalypse gets an official synopsis ahead of first trailer

After lots and lots of teasers, today we finally get our first look at Bryan Singer's highly anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse. While we impatiently hit refresh on our internet browsers, 20th Century Fox has unveiled a brand new synopsis as well as a motion poster for the 2016 release, which has been adorned with a not at all ominous 'Only the strong will survive' logline. Check them out below...

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.

Directed by Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: Apocalypse will be released in UK cinemas on May 19 2016 before making its way to US theatres on May 27 2016.

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