A new video of X-Men: Apocalypse has been released that shows Tye Sheridan's Scott Summers/Cyclops discover his mutant powers for the first time. The younger version of Cyclops, however, undergoes a somewhat humiliating experience while revealing his powers.
The video begins with a history teacher informing her class about how the existence of mutants was first revealed after Michael Fassbender's Magneto attacked the president and his cabinet, while Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique saved them from him in 1973. Summers is one of the students attending the class.
"As everyone knows the existence of mutants was first discovered during the Paris peace accords after the Vietnam war in 1973. Six days later we all watched as one of those mutants Eric Lenshaw attacked the president and the cabinet on the lawn of the white house. Their lives were saved by a young mutant who stopped him," the teacher says.
"Eric Lenshaw escaped and became the most wanted fugitive and as for her [Mystique], she disappeared as well. But she has become the symbol of a new age – the face of a world that would never be the same," she says.
However, Summers excuses himself from the class when he begins to feel an irritation in his eyes. He heads out to the restroom but is followed by another student who is looking to challenge him because he thinks the former had earlier winked at his girlfriend. The fellow student starts banging on the restroom door and this is when Summers uses his optic blasts for the first time, making the door fly along with the other student.
In the movie, the first and most powerful mutant Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac, awakes from his slumber after thousands of years only to find himself unhappy with the rule of mankind. He recruits four followers also called the Four Horsemen. Apocalypse and his followers will be looking to cleanse the world of humans so he can rule instead. Mystique and the young mutants will try to stop Apocalypse from destroying the world.
The movie opens in theatres in the US on 27 May.