Bryan Singer Teases ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ with the Four Horsemen

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Bryan Singer has already started promoting the next X-Men movie which doesn’t even come out until 2016. While there have been rumors that Singer might not even direct the movie because of his personal problems, it looks like he will still be a huge part of the movie. Singer sent out a photo on Instagram this week that showed the first page of the new script for “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

Four Horsemen

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The first thing that is noticed is that the movie starts with Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen, which is not a spoiler because that is also how the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” movie ended. Here is a look at what you need to know about the Four Horsemen.

Death

Just like The Bible, the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse are the same as the ones in the Book of Revelations, but portrayed by comic characters, and usually mutants. Over the course of the comics, there were many different people who played the roles of the Horsemen. The most famous person to portray Death in the comics was the former X-Men known as Angel. He had lost his wings and Apocalypse offered to return his wings if he would take on the role and Angel accepted it. He soon became leader of the group when they were forced to fight one another for the leadership position.

Other characters who portrayed Death included Wolverine, Gambit, Banshee, Daken and Sentry.

Famine

Famine represents hunger and lack of food. The original character of Famine was a mutant that could disintegrate food and organisms and was recruited by Apocalypse because of these powers. The most interesting thing about Famine is that she had a child with Apocalypse, and that son is Genocide, who soon became Holocaust, a Herald of Onslaught.

Pestilence

Pestilence never lasted long, which each person taking on the role dying rather quickly. This was until a Japanese girl who was fueled by anger took on the role. She used her powers when they manifested themselves to ravage all the women that she was envious of. She was driven insane after the slaughter and Apocalypse appointed her as Pestilence, a mutant with the powers to release yume beetles which attacks their target.

War

The role of war was originally filled by a former soldier named Abraham Lincoln Kieros, but the most famous person to hold the role of War wasn’t even a mutant. That was when Apocalypse chose The Hulk, but that didn’t last because no one can really control The Hulk. While War might seem the most powerful because of military training, he has always been second to Death when it comes to running the team for the powerful Apocalypse.

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