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Watch mutants prepare for biggest fight yet in new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer

Plus, more Four Horseman footage

Professor Xavier and his team of mutants are preparing for war in the new trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse.

This time around, the trailer spotlights the film's main villain — Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse — and reintroduces the concept of his Four Horseman. Based on the comics, the Four Horsemen are a group of mutants whose bodies and minds are altered to better serve Apocalypse, the world's oldest mutant. They remain his closest allies during war and are the main group he turns to when he needs a violent act carried out.

The trailer also spends a little time introducing characters like Jean Grey and Scott Summers, otherwise known as Phoenix and Cyclops, but for the most part, focuses on the battle between Charles Xavier and Magneto. It's a clash of ideologies as Magneto is drawn to Apocalypse's message of wiping out the weak and keeping only the strongest mutants alive, which is something that the professor has always been against.

Set directly after the events that occurred in X-Men: Days of Future PastApocalypse is the last installment in Singer's trilogy and the ninth film in the X-Men franchise. It focuses on a younger generation of mutants, with everything in the film occurring before Singer's original X-Men movie from 2000.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27.


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