Last week, 20th Century Fox released a viral video of George Takei teasing about Apocalypse’s origin. With only a month remaining before the release of “X-Men: Apocalypse,” more exciting details are emerging about this most highly anticipated final movie in the “First Class” story arc. A new photo of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) has emerged.
Screenrant reports that Entertainment Weekly has released a new shot of Jean Grey and Scott Summers using their powers in unison. It’s a basic promotional still. However, it indicates to something quite serious taking place in the shot.
Jean is using her telekinetic powers to focus Summers’ energy beam on an off-screen target. They also appear to be in the middle of a raging storm which may or may not have been created by Alexandra Shipp’s Storm. However, seeing as the main villain of the movie is Oscar Isaac’s En Sabah Nur popularly known as Apocalypse, the two future lovers may be targeting him instead. The shot might be very well in the final act of the picture.
— Screen Rant (@screenrant) April 21, 2016
It will be interesting to see how Singer uses the younger version of these characters who are still struggling with their powers. In the “Inside the Jean Grey & Cyclops romance” article from Entertainment Weekly, Tim Stack reports about the dynamic between the two characters. According to director Bryan Singer, the two characters were initially not into each other when they entered Charles Xavier’s (James McAvoy) school for mutants.
“In the beginning, she’s the last thing he’s interested in,” says Bryan Singer. “When he first comes to the mansion, Scott’s blind so he can’t see her. Suddenly he gets some glasses and now he can see her and he’s like ‘Oh! That’s Jean Grey.’ Both of them are misfits in a way. Other mutants have settled in with their powers. This is all new to Scott Summers and he doesn’t like it and he doesn’t like school. And Jean she has not only has her telekinesis and her telepathy but she also knows inherently that something darker and more powerful is growing inside her and she doesn’t quite know what it is.”
ComicBookMovie also learned of a brand new trailer on the horizon from the British Board of Film Classification. The trailer will run for an impressive two minutes and 33 seconds in length.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” releases on May 27 in the United States.