'X-Men: Apocalypse' May Be What Breaks Xavier and Magneto Up For Good

Dec 07, 2015 07:20 AM EST | By A. M.

While Professor Xavier and Magneto's love-hate relationship is its own audience magnet, which has provided the strongest foundation for 'X-Men''s threads over the years, the story of their actual break-up is yet to be explored and it might just happen in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

Definitely, this 'X-Men' installtion will unfold a magnificent plot with Apocalypse (played by Oscar Isaac), engineering to overhaul the planet and mankind with mutant domination, Quicksilver (played by Evan Peters) and Magneto's (played by Micahel Fassbender) paternal-type bonding, Mystique's (played by Jennifer Lawrence) bid to make up for her villainy of sorts in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and, based on details from supposed leaked trailer, Magneto as one of the Four Horsemen under Apocalypse's bidding.

Charles Xavier (played by James Mcavoy) and Erik Lehnsherr subplot as best friends is naturally headed for a free fall come Apocalypse's appearance, but how far apart will they be torn? They may have different ideologies concerning the role and essence of mutant existence, but they seem unable to completely fight on opposite sides. While Xavier believes in co-existence with humans, Erik sees the intolerance of humans toward mutants and believes in the need to isolate mutants from the rest of mankind.

Moviepilot's Jack Carr says: "The questions the film will therefore ask - how far can two opposing philosophies be stretched until no mutual ground can be found? - will likely strike a more intelligent tone than two similar films pitting hero versus hero, 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Batman vs Superman'. In those films, the prospect of a big fight between the two protagonists is in such heavy focus that the sense that the fight is earned, that the two characters share enough love to hate so intensely, is lost. In Apocalypse, it's earned. These two men have six films worth of history.

Which is why Apocalypse's biggest legacy, for better or worse, could well be the effect of his crusade on the brotherhood of Magneto and Xavier. This film will either bring the two men together in the name of a common cause, or tear them apart for perhaps the final time."

Whether it will or it won't, fans hope to find clues when the official trailer makes its way to the cinemas on the day 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is released this December.

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