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X-Men Apocalypse opens in the UK earlier than the USA

Stateside fans have to wait as the UK & Ireland enjoy an early release.

Credit: 20th Century Fox

It looks like X-Men fans on this side of the pond will get to see X-Men: Apocalypse before our friends in the States. Twentieth Century Fox have just announced that the latest X-Men adventure will be released in cinemas and IMAX across the UK & Ireland on 18th May.

The film features a massive cast including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.

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.

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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.

Check out the trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse below:

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