Here comes trouble… Meet the greatest X- Bad yet
So preposterously powerful that his name has claimed the title of the movie itself, Apocalypse may be the deadliest foe the X- Men have ever confronted. We first glimpsed him at the close of Days Of Future Past, an enigmatic figure worshipped by Egyptians in Old Testament times. “En Sabah Nur!” they chanted – the First One!
But who is this millennia- old antagonist – and why is he the ultimate X- villain? The creation of Louise Simonson and Jackson Guice, Apocalypse entered the comic books in the pages of X- Factor in 1986. Born 5,000 years ago in the Jordanian city of Aquaba he’s the original mutant, the first human to possess the X- gene. He used alien tech abandoned by the godlike Celestials to enhance his powers and recruit acolytes, rising to become a charismatic cult leader and self- appointed mutant supremacist, determined to bring Homo sapiens to their knees.
Apocalypse’s abilities include Xavier- level telekinesis, superstrength, flight, energy blasts and the power to rearrange every molecule in his body.
The immortal mutant will be brought to the screen by Oscar Isaac, soon to be seen as crack X- wing pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The
Force Awakens. He’s described his take on the character as “the embodiment of the second coming of the judgements of God.”
Set the threat level to Biblical…