The new trailer for the upcoming Marvel superhero movie, X-Men: Apocalypse gives strong indications that the movie incorporates overt Biblical themes in its storyline.
It looks as though the X-Men’s latest nemesis, Apocalypse, is an ancient being from early in Earth’s history and the first actual mutant. The trailer suggests that this super-powered mutant was looked at as a god and worshipped by several cultures by several different names. Yahweh is mentioned as one of them. It’s also hinted that this being may be responsible for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and even his name is biblical.
All of this sounds like the familiar territory of giving religious history and biblical events that ancient astronauts, aliens, and mythological spin we’ve all seen before in popular movies and science fiction. It remains to be seen how far these themes are taken and how “religious” the tone of the movie ends up being. From the trailer it looks like things are off to an interesting start.
Granted this is a fictional movie, but do these kinds of storylines bother you as a Christian? Would you not go to the movie because of them? Is it just entertainment? Let us know what you think.
The movie is scheduled to open in theaters May 27, 2016.