(NEW YORK) — The mutant superheroes are back in X-Men: Apocalypse.
“The stakes are definitely higher in this one because we’ve never had a villain before that’s like straight up about to wipe off the face of the earth,” star Jennifer Lawrence tells ABC News of the latest chapter in the X-Men film franchise.
Lawrence’s character, the shape-shifting Mystique, teams up with telepath Professor Charles Xavier, leader of the X-Men, to battle the most powerful mutant of all — the immortal Apocalypse. But our heroes get the job done, with help from a new generation of mutants.
“It’s got everything you want in your summer blockbusters in terms of all that crash, bang and wallop in action, and all that stuff,” says James McAvoy, who plays Xavier.
Lawrence also says that in this film, her character is “growing up a little bit more. “She’s not so focused on rebelling anymore, she’s more interested in the betterment of the mutants.”
Sophie Turner, best known to most as Sansa Stark from HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, plays a young Jean Grey, armed with her own formidable telepathic and telekinetic powers.
“Everyone was so welcoming, it was good,” said Turner of joining the franchise veterans. “And it’s just fun to play a small part in such a big ensemble cast.”
Oscar Isaac, who plays Apocalypse, agrees. “It feels like an X-Men movie that I’ve been waiting for as well, you know, because some things happen that are so classic form the comic books,” he says.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens nationwide tomorrow.
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