20th Century Fox has gotten a little creative with its marketing campaign for X-Men: Apocalypse. A new video has been released in the style of an old 1980s documentary series, “In the Footsteps of En Sabah Nur.” You can check out the video in the player below.
The video imagines the speculative search for Apocalypse aka En Sabah Nur in the world of the X-Men films. It focuses on discoveries near Giza that imply the world’s first mutant existed over a millennia ago, inspiring rumors of The First One or En Sabah Nur. It appears to feature some voice-over work by Star Trek veteran George Takei. And viewers will of course find their answers on May 27, which also happens to be the release date for the new X-Men franchise film.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27. Here’s an official synopsis:
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with 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.