X-Men: Apocalypse: Why Storm, Pyslocke And Magneto Are On Apocalypse’s Side


Entertainment Weekly gets all the cool scoops for its cover features, and the upcoming issue is no exception with its look at X-Men: Apocalypse. Along with a cover image (part of which you can see above) that gives fans clear looks at Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Michael Fassbender in his latest Magneto, costume, the issue will also provide many more details on the upcoming film when it goes on sale Friday.

Still, there are already plenty of interesting tidbits in the excerpt that ran on EW.com today. Most importantly, Fassbender addresses a question that pops to mind almost immediately: why would Magneto side with an ancient mutant who is trying to remake the world in his own image?

It’s mostly because he’s simply at a vulnerable time in his life, according to the actor.

"He’s fallen in love and he’s basically left his metal ways behind. Apocalypse finds Erik at a low ebb and recruits him."

That sounds logical, because the Magneto we know has always been much more a leader than a follower. The article also describes how Apocalypse manages to recruit Storm and Psylocke very early on after recognizing the fact that he needs more soldiers to tackle the enormous undertaking of taking over all of civilization.

It’s going to take some getting used to seeing some famous X-Men and their most prominent foe standing beside Apocalypse, but one gets the feeling the sides may change before the end of the movie. Look for much more on X-Men: Apocalypse in EW and in general as it gears up for its May 27, 2016 release.

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