‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ trailer: the 1990s animated version brings out the 1990s kid in you

By JB Lazarte | 10 months ago

If the official trailer for the upcoming marvel film, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ dropped your jaws and made you cream in your pants, yet somehow you still pine for the “good ol’ days,” then someone just saved you from those nasty nostalgic feelings.


Youtube user Philysteak basically gathered bits and scraps—the relevant bits and scraps—from the ‘X-men: the Animated Series’ of the 1990s, and cleverly edited them together to make a coherent stand-in pseudo-official trailer for Bryan Singer’s latest offering. Yes, this 1990s version of the ‘X-Men Apocalypse’ trailer still has the dialogue of the official fancier trailer—and thanks to some ninja level of video editing wizardry, most of the animated footage actually seem like they were created just for the 2015 version. Yet, of course, the age of some of the characters are off for today’s viewers. For example, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Nightcrawler are all younger in ‘Apocalypse’, while Apocalypse’s horsemen do not really line up perfectly between each respective version.

Despite these limitations, however, the 1990s animated version of the ‘X-men: Apocalypse’ trailer is a refreshing breath of nostalgia, especially for those who were kids or young teens in the 1990s. The sense of urgency and tight tension are present, yet without having to spend an enormous special effects budget.

As you know, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is set to hit cinemas on May 19, 2016 in the UK and May 27 in the USA. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film’s cast includes veterans, such as James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) and Lucas Till (Havok) along with newcomers Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy (EastEnders) as Angel, Olivia Munn (Magic Mike) as Psylocke and newcomer Lana Condor as Jubilee.