The latest X-Men film, Apocalypse, is set in the mid-1980s during the last gasp of the Cold War, so it is very fitting that the new 20-second spot for the film that debuted during the Super Bowl this evening. How much this will play into the overall remains to be seen of course. But in the meantime here is the Super Bowl spot and the studio’s plot synopsis for the film –
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27.