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New 'X-Men: Apocalypse' promo looks like En Sabah Nur documentary

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Karen Butler
Jennifer Lawrence arrives on the red carpet at the X-Men: Days of Future Past world premiere in New York City on May 10, 2014. File photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI
Jennifer Lawrence arrives on the red carpet at the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" world premiere in New York City on May 10, 2014. File photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- 20th Century Fox has released an X-Men: Apocalypse-related viral video that appears to be documentary footage about the ancient mutant En Sabah Nur.

"What if the world's first mutant actually appeared thousands of years ago? Unlock the secrets of En Sabah Nur," said a message that accompanied Monday's 49-second clip. "When he rises, civilizations fall."

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Due out in theaters May 27, X-Men: Apocalypse follows the 2014 blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Director Bryan Singer once again returned to helm the picture, which stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.

"Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god," a synopsis of the movie said. "Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction."

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