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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE International Promos Highlight Devastation

Posted on April 29, 2016 at 10:00 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Of the slew of new mutants joining the ranks of the X-Men cinematic portrayals in X-Men: Apocalypse, one of the most intriguing is Olivia Munn‘s Psylocke, a favorite of mine from the original run of comics. Powered with pink-energy-created weaponry, from blades to whips to blasts, the character is one of the more powerful female characters that the former films have never really had the gumption to do anything with, but that seems to be changing with Bryan Singer‘s latest, as she is one of Apocalypse’s (Oscar Isaac) Four Horsemen.

Earlier this week, we got the final official full trailer for the film, which put more emphasis on Jennifer Lawrence‘s Mystique, but two new international TV spots offer glimpses of other characters and their powers, specifically Psylocke and Kodi Smit-McPhee‘s Nightcrawler, my personal favorite character from the mythology. There’s nothing super revealing, of course, and that’s really for the better at this point, with the film only a few weeks away from release, but it’s good to see how the film is looking to give ample screen time to characters that are often on the sidelines.

Check out the new international TV spots right below:

Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse:

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped 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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