Following the trailer shown at Comic-Con that was leaked – and subsequently removed – 20th Century Fox has released five new photos from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse via Entertainment Weekly. The photos are our first clear look at the new characters, including Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina), Psylocke (Olivia Munn, Mortdecai), and a younger Storm (Alexandra Shipp, Straight Outta Compton).
The first takeaway from these photos is the change in color palette for the series, with bright colors – particularly purple in Storm, Apocalypse, and Psylocke’s garb – taking a much more prominent role in the aesthetic. This might be due to the series moving from the 1970s to the 1980s. Other photos include revamped looks for Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2), Quicksilver (Evan Peters, The Lazarus Effect), Magneto (Michael Fassbender, Slow West), and Professor X (James McAvoy, Victor Frankenstein). Not included in the pictures are Wolverine (Hugh Jackman, Pan) or the revamped versions of Cyclops (Tye Sheridan, The Stanford Prison Experiment), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner, Barely Lethal), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee, Slow West), as well as Jubilee (newcomer Lana Condor) and Angel (Ben Hardy, TV’s Eastenders).
While many of the original actors appeared at the end of Days of Future Past, Apocalypse marks the first time the cast will consist entirely of new actors in the roles. “This is kind of the introduction to them,” said director Bryan Singer (Valkyrie), “At the same time, it has concluding aspects of those previous stories.”
Apocalypse takes place 10 years after Days of Future Past when Apocalypse, the world’s first mutant, wakes up and decides the world needs “fixing.” He finds Storm in Cairo and Angel and Psylocke in East Berlin. Together they try to appeal to Magneto’s extremist side to fuel the destruction of the human race.
X-Men Apocalypse is set to hit theaters next Memorial Day weekend, May 27. You can check out the final photo below.