Today 20th Century Fox and Mars Chocolate North America announced a partnership between M&M’s and X-Men: Apocalypse, unveiling a picture of the Yellow and Green M&M’s dressed as Magneto and Storm, respectively (which you can check out below). During their press release they also ended up revealing the official plot synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse which goes as follows:
“Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped 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.”
Recently, X-Men Apocalypse producer Simon Kinberg did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter and discussed Fox’s long-term plans for the X-Men franchise, comparing it in a way to the Star Wars saga and also spoke about the importance of the current cast that they have.
“We want to keep making them. Obviously, part of what we’re doing now is stand-alone movies with new characters. So we have the ‘Deadpool’ movie, we’re doing a ‘Gambit’ movie. We’re doing another Wolverine. And then we have the mainline ‘X-Men’ movies with Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, Beast that we started with ‘First Class,’ ‘Days of Future Past,’ ‘Apocalypse.’ I would love to keep making movies with that cast. It’s almost like the way the ‘Star Wars’ movies now are. The Episodes are the mainline movies, and then you have the stand-alone movies. The X-Men flagship is [Michael] Fassbender, [James] McAvoy, Jen [Lawrence] and Nick Hoult, and then we have the stand-alone movies.”
He also spoke on whether or not the cast would return for more films stating “I believe we’d have to do new deals with those actors. We had three-picture deals with them.”
Tell us what you guys think about the plot synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse and whether or not you’d like to see a different cast take the reins of the franchise in the comment section below.