On Friday a press release was issued and in it was contained the official synopsis on the plot of Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming X-Men: First Class adaption, and while it’s not overly telling, the net is buzzing with the importance of a single word in it.
X-Men: First Class: “Charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”
Now, there is no villain named “Armageddon”, and the word “armageddon” itself is generally not capped. However, there is a villain known famously as Apocalypse (and after a little research in an alternate reality he has a son named Armageddon who joined that worlds X-Men…..READ EXILES!), and Apocalypse hasn’t been criminally overused in film…in fact, he hasn’t been used at all. So it could be a clever way to allude to the immortal one himself making an appearance.
It could also refer to a completely original character, which is probably more likely as the movie seems to go above and beyond the call of duty as far as mixing the various eras of X into one. I mean, Xavier and Magneto working together in the 60’s, Beast, Emma Frost, Azazel, Darwin, Havok, and Moira are all in it. There are a lot of ways that Vaughn can take this, but I have to say, I find myself more intrigued everytime I read about it.
Tags: Comic Book Movies, Marvel Movies, Matthew Vaughn, X-Men, X-Men First Class
Source: Screen Rant