We’re inching closer to the premiere of X-Men: Apocalypse–let the marketing barage begin.
Not missing a beat, Sky, the UK telecom company, has utilized one of X-Men’s most colorful mutants to peddle its new Sky Fibre high-speed Internet service. Honestly, they couldn’t have chosen anyone better than Quicksilver for this one, not just for the obvious speed reasons, but he can definitely pull off wonky better than say, Wolverine (not to mention Evan Peters likely costs a lot less than Hugh Jackman). Hope the speed factor slows a bit once he’s able to Netflix and chill with the girl on the couch. Ahem.
Also in the common room are Storm, Cyclops and Nightcrawler (not sure how this will affect the chill part). It’s a rare glimpse at the X-Men during their downtime, as at this point in the franchise, we were convinced they never really had any.
The classic music track, Come and Get Your Love by Redbone, is an interesting if not peculiar choice since it was so deftly used in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 by Fox’s long-time Marvel rival, Marvel Studios (owned by Walt Disney Studios). In fact, it’s hard to keep Chris Pratt’s pelvic sorcery out of our minds when we hear it now.
X-Men: Apocalypse, which is shaping up to be pretty freaking epic, stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Evan Peters, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, and frankly, about 500 other people possibly. Well, they are hoping to snag the box office crown from rival Captain America: Civil War with a release date of May 27.
Images and video via 20th Century Fox, Sky, Marvel (Walt Disney Studios)