Mystique Rallies The Troops In The Intense New X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer

Video: The new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer is here, and although it gives us Professor X vowing to keep his students safe from the rise of a very angry Apocalypse — it looks like it will be Mystique that leads them into battle. It’s perhaps not quite so surprising that Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique gets the attention in this trailer, given the fact that her star presence has vastly increased since she first daubed herself in blue body paint for First Class — but we really get to see her take on the leadership of the X-Men’s next generation of youngsters here, stirring speech and all. Lets hope a good bit of morale boosting is just what they need to take on Apocalypse and his four angry horsemen though.

There’s a ton of new footage here, with everything from Apocalypse recruiting his Horsemen, to more battle footage focusing on Jean Grey, Cyclops and Nightcrawler in action (needs more Jubilee though!) — and of course, a bridge gets wrecked, which I’m pretty sure is a mandated moment in every X-Men movie. Still, this is looking like a lot of fun.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theatres May 26.