‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer, All-Star Cast Take Comic-Con by Storm

Jennifer Lawrence MIchael Fassbender X-Men
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20th Century Fox’s Comic-Con presentation went out with a bang on Saturday night when the entire cast of “X-Men: Apocalypse” crashed Hall H to premiere the first trailer for the upcoming sequel.

A total of 16 cast members, including Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender, took part in the event which began with a video homage to the “X-Men” franchise. Hugh Jackman introduced the retrospective, which included his own Wolverine audition tapes.

“Playing Wolverine is the greatest part I’ve ever had in my life,” Jackman said, thanking the fans, Fox boss Jim Gianopulos and director Bryan Singer, who was also on hand for the event, moderated by Chris Hardwick.

To cap off the massive celebration, the casts of “X-Men” were joined onstage by actors from Fox and Marvel’s superhero pics “Deadpool,” “Fantastic Four” and “Wolverine” for a giant group photo.

“I’ll take the damn photo,” said “X-Men” creator Stan Lee as he walked onstage. “I do more than just cameos!”

Before Lee could snap the photo, Channing Tatum, recently announced for “X-Men” standalone film “Gambit,” grabbed the camera and assembled the superheroes in a memorable Comic-Con moment.

Earlier in the evening, Ryan Reynolds and “Deadpool” wowed fans in Hall H with its own trailer.

Both the “X-Men” and “Deadpool” teasers are expected to arrive online soon.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” launches in theaters May 27, 2016. “Deadpool,” which is Rated R, opens Feb. 12.

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  1. Clea says:

    how many times do Variety have to name Lawrence and Fassbender in the article, when the main pic is even of just them? lol

    • MatisyahuSerious says:

      i like that the second part of your comment is like a fun puzzle, where we have to put the words back into a proper order for it to make any type of sense.

  2. Marc V says:

    Comic-Con was an amazing experience at their signature Hall H this year. Why? Because with Marvel being absent for their movies (with the exception of 20th Century Fox’s Marvel films), the lines started to shorten quickly by the minute as we were being brought inside. I waited since 8:00 Saturday morning for only 2 1/2 hours (compared to the 6+ hours I’ve endured in the past years due to Marvel movie promos) and I didn’t even have a special wristband like the overnight campers did to get ahead in line. With Marvel Studios a no-show, that must be a blessing since getting inside was a breeze and I got to see a hand full of celebs.

  3. Where is the trailer you mentioned?

  4. dave says:

    Jennifer Lawrence and Hugh Jackman hug was the best moment ever!!!!

  5. IT 2 IT says:

    Cutting edge ——BLLUH.


  6. Marc says:

    Omg. The panel was so funny and amazing thanks to Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman and Fassbender…THEY ARE THE BEST.

  7. Michael says:

    You should know how to write Chris Hardwick’s name by now. And how to make a link to a photo work. You work for Variety.

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