Considering that "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has already obliterated records when it comes to advance ticket sales, it's fitting that every major movie of 2016 wants to get its trailer attached to Episode VII. Collider has learned that, in addition to screening the first trailer for "Captain America: Civil War," fans will get their first look at "X-Men: Apocalypse" before "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" as well.
"X-Men: Apocalypse" co-writer and producer Simon Kinberg dropped the bombshell during a conversation with the site, saying, "I can in fact confirm that information. Our first trailer will be on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' It's our first thing out there so it is somewhat of a teaser but it's certainly longer than a minute and it has a ton of cool stuff in it."
"Civil War's" inclusion seems appropriate as both Marvel and Star Wars are owned by Disney. The X-Men film franchise is notably not part of Disney/Marvel Studios' line of films, as it is firmly in 20th Century Fox territory. "X-Men" and "Star Wars" do have two things in common, however. Oscar Isaac stars in both "Apocalypse" and "The Force Awakens," playing the titular mutant villain in the former and X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron in the latter. And in addition to being a writer and producer on "Apocalypse," Simon Kinberg also had a hand in creating the animated series "Star Wars Rebels."
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" arrives in theaters on December 18, with a trailer for "X-Men: Apocalypse" in tow. Directed by Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac and many, many more, "X-Men: Apocalypse" arrives in theaters May 27, 2016.