In what has to be considered the golden age of comicbook movies, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse looks like it has fully embraced its comic roots in the new image from the next issue of Empire Magazine.
The image, above, has plenty of love for the source material as i09 reports:
“Nightcrawler has a take on Dave Cockrum’s iconic original look for the character, as does Mystique, whose outfit utilizes Cockrum’s design, too. Cyclops has a take on the strapped suit look given to him by Jim Lee (and even uses the visor, which fans of the X-Men ‘90s cartoon will recognize), while Jean Grey shares similar inspiration with a suit, sans headgear, also reminiscent of Lee’s designs.
“Beast, Quicksilver, and Storm all have costumes that are probably the farthest from comic sources, and more in line with what we’ve seen in past movies, but at least Storm kept her nifty wrist-attached minicape á la her Jim Lee white suit. And of course, James McAvoy is just doing some very solid Patrick Stewart cosplay.”
We love the look of these new suits and the full on comic look. It makes us even more excited for the movie. What about you?
The new issue is out on March 29th.
Synopsis: Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped 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.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be unleashed in cinemas on the 27th of May.