The post-credits scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past introduces the franchise’s next big villain: Apocalypse, aka En Saba Nur.

Apocalypse Revealed

The revelation will come as no surprise to fans, as the title for the next X-Men installment was already revealed as X-Men: Apocalypse. Still, the post-credits sequence offers fans the first look at the legendary villain.

The short scene consists of a young Apocalypse in Egypt. He stands in front of thousands of people bowing to him as he moves stone to create a pyramid telekinetically. His skin is pale and grey and his eyes are red.

According to ScreenCrush, Apocalypse is an extremely powerful mutant originally born in ancient Egypt who has “the ability to control his body on a molecular level, allowing him to shape change, alter his size and channel super strength, energy and some psionic abilities.”


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Apocalypse, the first mutant, is known as the most dangerous threat the X-Men have ever faced, as his abilities allow him to be, essentially, immortal. His goal: to survive. Apocalypse does not believe that mutants are, as a whole, better than humans or that humans are better than mutants. He believes in being in control, and he won’t hesitate to kill his fellow mutants.

Apocalypse also has a history of enslaving or seducing mutants into becoming his Four Horsemen – and four men on horses can be seen briefly in the post-credits scene. The identity of the Four Horsemen change multiple times in the history of the comics, but their roles stay the same: Death, Famine, Pestilence and War.

X-Men: Apocalypse is expected to have a 2016 release.

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