20th Century Fox CinemaCon: X-Men, Assassin’s Creed and More

The 20th Century Fox CinemaCon presentation included looks at upcoming films like X-Men: Apocalypse, Assassin’s Creed and Independence Day: Resurgence

The 20th Century Fox CinemaCon presentation took place at Caesar Palace‘s Colosseum on Thursday and offered a new look at next month’s X-Men: Apocalypse with a special extended trailer, said to be created specifically for the event. Among the footage’s highlights were new looks at Apocalypse’s (Oscar Isaac) origins in ancient Egypt, a cage match fight between Kodi Smit-McPhee’s Nightcrawler and Ben Hardy’s Angel, and an overall focus on Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique. It looks like a good portion of the story involves Mystique leading the X-Men when James McAvoy’s Professor Charles Xavier is out of commission.

“Not all of us can control our power,” says Tye Sheridan’s Cyclops.

“Then don’t,” shoots back Mystique.

Another reveal that should have X-Men fans excited is Evan Peters’ Quicksilver revealing that he now knows Michael Fassbender’s Magneto is his biological father.

Next up was an extended look at Independence: Day Resurgence with another extended trailer cut together specifically for the Fox CinemaCon presentation. This one actually includes a quick shot of Will Smith’s Captain Steven Hiller, albeit as a photograph. In the sequel’s continuity, the war hero died not longer after the events of the original Independence Day. Since the “War of 1996,” however, things have been going pretty well for the planet Earth. Using technology recovered from the alien attackers, the world has come together with a defensive fleet of hybrid alien tech fighter jets and a base of operations on the Moon. Unfortunately, that might not be enough when the aliens return.

“They’re touching down over the Atlantic,” says a voice in the trailer.

“Which part?” someone asks.

“All of it.”

The key word for Independence Day: Resurgence is “big” as the footage seems to promise all sorts of alien attackers and the hint that, even if humanity wins, there might not be much left of it.

“We never had a chance,” says Jeff Goldblum’s David Levinson.

“We didn’t last time either,” says Bill Pullman’s President Thomas J. Whitmore.

Then, to much applause in the Colosseum theater, the trailer ended with a great Goldblum one liner as he looks at the massive amounts of alien destruction.

“They do like to get the landmarks,” he points out.

Later, the Fox CinemaCon presentation entered the world of Assassin’s Creed with a special video message from star Michael Fassbender, introducing a first trailer for the video game adaptation.

The trailer begins with Fassbender’s character, Callum Lynch, waking up in some kind of a cell. Marion Cotillard’s character is there and tells him that he was executed yesterday and, officially, no longer exists. Then we seem Lynch enter the Animus which, in the film, features a large mechanical arm that holds its user in place and seems to move as Lynch does allowing his body to go through the same jumps, flips and other parkour moves that he utilizes while in the past.

Set to Kanye’s “I Am A God,” the trailer offers quite a lot of action-heavy footage from within the Animus, which looks straight out of the game. Ariane Labed’s Maria is also heavily featured.

“We work in the dark,” says Lynch, “to serve the light.”

The final scene offers an extremely long shot as Lynch steps off the roof of a building and begins to plummet straight down.

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