The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly features a cover story on X-Men: Apocalypse, including the first official public reveal of the titular villain. Oscar Isaac, who plays Apocalypse, describes his character as "the creative-slash-destructive force of this earth. When things start to go awry, or when things seem like they’re not moving towards evolution, he destroys those civilizations.”
EW reveals numerous details about the film, including which mutants Apocalypse recruits as his four horsemen. According to the mag, Apocalypse will recruit a young Storm from the streets of Cairo, Angel from Berlin, and Psylocke, who is working "behind the iron curtain" for Caliban.
Finally, Apocalypse's fourth horseman is Magneto, whom actor Michael Fassbender says has “fallen in love and he’s basically left his metal ways behind. Apocalypse finds Erik at a low ebb and recruits him.”
There's no word on whom Erik has fallen in love with or if he's reconnected with Quicksilver, whom he met briefly in X-Men: Days of Future Past and is also in X-Men: Apocalypse.
EW also reveals an early relationship between Mystique and Nightcrawler in Apocalypse, who in comic books are mother and son, with Raven rescuing Nightcrawler from oppression in Germany.
Meanwhile, Professor X's school is flourishing, but Charles isn't leading the X-Men yet.
“He’s not teaching anybody how to fight at the moment,” said James McAvoy. “He’s teaching people how to control their abilities so that they can work at a bank. But of course this movie challenges all of that.”
Check out EW for more exclusive images from the film. Entertainment Weekly's print issue will have a full article as well as more photos.
X-Men: Apocalypse is due to hit theaters on May 27, 2016.