“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” isn’t the only longest-running non-MCU movie on the entire Marvel list. At two hours and 24 minutes, the penultimate “X-Men” movie, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” is the longest in the X-Men film series and the fourth longest among all Marvel movies ( via IMDb).
While most of the film is set in the 1980s, the prologue takes place in ancient times and sets the stage for the world’s first mutant, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), who possesses multiple powers that enabled him to build an empire in Antiquity. Egypt. As he was about to transfer his consciousness to a new vessel, allowing him to live for who knows how long, he is betrayed and buried under the pyramid in which his transformation took place, although his vassals may have been able to do so. protect in a cocoon, prevent his death. So of course, as people can’t get away well enough on their own, some silly end-of-the-world worshipers wake up In Sabah Nur in 1983, which coincides with runaway mutant Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), aka Magneto, losing his family. after being recognized.
Meanwhile, Raven McCoy (Jennifer Lawrence), aka Mystique, has become the cultural equivalent of a mutant Che Guevara, serving as a symbol of liberation. As En Sabah Nur draws a new set of followers to his side, seeking to build a new world under his rule, understandably, Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his students, the X-Men titular, have something to say. on this subject. The extended prologue and world-building to introduce the film’s new characters contributed to the film’s long duration.