James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence lead the charge in new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer

Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and Oscar Issac also star in the latest footage from the superhero franchise

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The fate of the earth is hanging in the balance in the new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer in which James McAvoy’s Professor X and Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique lead a team of young X-Men to save humanity.

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With death on the cards, a bunch of powerful mutants are recruited sharpish, including the formidable Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert and Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. Oscar Isaac plays the titular villain of the movie who is threatening planet Earth.

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The film is the third movie in a trilogy which began with X-Men: First Class and continued with 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. The latest instalment is set for release on 19th May 2016 in the UK and 27th May in the US.