X-Men: Apocalypse – New Colorful Costumes


When the latest and greatest X-Men: Apocalypse trailer arrived, one thing dominated the minds of fans: Where are the colorful classic costumes that singer promised!? It wasn’t long before fans hit the forums and comment sections deriding our mutants’ garb.

“Nice paramilitary armor.”

“Who had molded plastic in the 1980s?”

“Is this X-Men or The Hunger Games?” [In reference to Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique costume]

Those were the comments that were hating on Singer’s costumes — something that the director had promised would be faithful to the comics. Well, fear not. Either this is a response to angry fans, or planned all along, Empire Magazine, for their special subscriber cover, has debuted a new official picture of the X-Men in their classic more colorful costumes. Perhaps this is what they don at the end of the movie in order to visually show some character arcing.

I have to say that I’m quite impressed. Comic book costumes almost never look good with a direct translation. The designers really struck a great balance between faithfulness to the source material and what is actually aesthetically pleasing in reality.

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Official Synopsis: Worshiped as a god since the dawn of civilization, the immortal Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) becomes the first and most powerful mutant. Awakening after thousands of years, he recruits the disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and other mutants to create a new world order. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Professor X (James McAvoy) and Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) lead a team of young X-Men to stop their seemingly invincible nemesis from destroying mankind.

X-Men: Apocalypse has a planned release date of May 27, 2016 and will be directed by Bryan Singer and written by Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris, and Michael Dougherty, and will star James McAvoy as Charles Xavier / Professor X, Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellan as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme, Nicholas Hout as Hank McCoy / Beast, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver, Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe / Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers / Cyclops, Rose Burne as Moira MacTaggert, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler, Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee, Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III / Angel, Olivia Munn as Betsy Braddock / Psylocke, and Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok.