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Sunday, May 22, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse Post Credits Scene Explained, Possible Movies Ahead

Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS for the movie X-Men: Apocalypse. If you don’t want to know what happens in the movie’s post-credits scene, turn back now by clicking to any other article in this blog.

X-Men: Apocalypse is the conclusion of the reboot of the X-Men trilogy (First Class, Days of Future Past, Apocalypse), however, based on the post-credit scene, we can safely say that this may not be the final installment in the X-Men movie series.

Here is what happens in the post-credit scene:
By the time the movie is over, the X-Men has been successful stopping Apocalypse from destroying Earth, we know now that another major (and powerful) X-Men villain is coming who is just as dangerous in his own right. The post-credits scene takes us back to the Weapon X facility where Jean Grey, Cyclops and Nightcrawler rescued Beast, Raven (Mystique), Quicksilver, Moira MacTaggert and freed Weapon X (Wolverine) from the mind-conditioning session enclosure (unleashed on William Stryker's soldiers), and eventually helping Wolverine get free. The mind-conditioning sessions came after Wolverine’s skeleton was bonded with adamantium.


Wolverine a.k.a. Weapon X

In the final scene, a mysterious man has to step over the bodies left during Wolverine’s killing spree and escape. He soon finds what he’s looking for: a vial of Wolverine’s blood marked “Weapon X”; The mysterious man then sticks the vial along with two other differently colored vials of blood in a briefcase, and after closing the briefcase the label “ESSEX CORP” was revealed.

Essex? The name might be new to the X-Men movie universe and its new fans and this is where the expertise comes in: the name "Essex" refers to Nathaniel Essex who is more known as Mister Sinister, one of the most formidable villains of the X-Men. In the comics, Essex is the one responsible for awakening Apocalypse; a geneticist, he believes the mutant had the potential to unlock the secret of perfecting the evolution of the human race, and is granted agelessness from Apocalypse himself (Mister Sinister was once one of the four horsemen of Apocalypse).


Nathaniel Essex a.k.a Mister Sinister


As Nathaniel Essex, he was a 19th century geneticist conducting unethical and dangerous experiments for the sake of accelerating evolution via mutation. Soon he crossed paths with Apocalypse, who transformed him into Mister Sinister. “Sinister”, the last word his dying wife ever spoke to him. Thanks to this genetic alteration, he was given abilities like telekinesis, mind manipulation, shape shifting, energy projection, regeneration (was granted agelessness from Apocalypse himself) and more. All this, combined with his own natural intellect, makes him one of the X-Men’s most dangerous villain.

What's next? Possible movies and story line in the future.
His obsession with creating the perfect mutant being would also tie back into the suitcase filled with serums, though it's hard to tell exactly which upcoming X-Men film Mister Sinister would feature in. That vial of Wolverine’s blood suggests that he’ll be involved with the third Wolverine movie (which is Hugh Jackman’s last appearance as Wolverine, so we've been told). It was rumored that Wolverine’s female clone, X-23 (hence, the vial of blood labelled as "Weapon X"), will appear in the movie, so that could point to Mister Sinister being responsible for her creation using Essex Corps’ resources.



The entry of Mister Sinister may also have a link to the on and off Gambit movie. In the comics, Gambit spent his days before joining the X-Men under the employment of Mister Sinister as a skilled thief.

How about an X-men movie as a prequel to Deadpool 2? Mister Sinister had a particular obsession with Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey, creating a clone of the latter Madelyne Pryor, so that Cyclops would have a child with her, which Sinister would view as the ultimate mutant, Nathan Summers a.k.a. Cable. As we all know, the time-travelling mutant is Deadpool's best buddy so an X-Men movie before Deadpool 2 (Gambit movie maybe?) may actually make sense.





Will Mister Sinister become a major villain in future X-men movies? Will there be a new trilogy of X-Men movies based on what was revealed in X-Men: Apocalypse? We are hoping so. The cast is good enough to merit their own trilogy. Whatever happens and what superhero films comes our way, I am very thankful to see all of these movies since the early 2000's. For comic book fans, the cinematic universe is expanding fast.



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