Empire Magazine May Cover 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse

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What the new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer wasn’t enough for you? Fair enough. Following on a tradition started when they released a whopping 25 covers for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Empire has released nine new covers for X-Men: Apocalypse all timed to their upcoming issue on the mutant spectacular.

The nine covers all form together to create one massive poster-sized X-Men: Apocalypse image that features Storm, Angel, Magneto, Apocalypse, Professor X, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, Beast, Cyclops, Moira MacTaggert (??), Psylocke, Mystique and Quicksilver. Sorry, Jubilee and Havoc, you don’t get yours.

It’s a striking image, though the EMPIRE EMPIRE EMPIRE repeating across all the images is a bit distracting. Would love to see what this looks like without all the text and whether Fox ever releases this as a poster.

"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."

X-Men: Apocalypse stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, Ben Hardy.

X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27.