As many know the post credit scene has become a staple of the comic book genre and as expected X-Men: Days of Future Past has the coolest one in the series. But be warned, unlike recent trends of mid credit scenes, this one actually takes place at the very end: so you have to endure an extra five minutes, but it is certainly worth the wait. The sequence opens up on the desert sand. As the camera slowly pans up the audience witnesses thousands of people, who are chanting a specific name: ‘En Sabah Nur.’ The camera then gives a glimpse of a boy’s back; he is dressed in Egyptian garb and is using his powers to lift the stones and build the pyramids. Suddenly, the camera starts to pan and reveals the mutants grey face and bluish lips; as soon as his face is revealed the scene fades to black.
Now for those who know the subtitle of the next flick, he or she can take a guess of what character this is. For the casual moviegoer, the next film is called X-Men: Apocalypse; the subtitle does not refer to an apocalyptic ending but to a specific mutant, which means this Egyptian boy is the famous X-Men villain called Apocalypse. The worshipping Egyptians are chanting ‘En Sabah Nur’ because that is the character’s birth name. Being born 5000 years ago in Akkaba, Apocalypse is considered the oldest mutants and is the ancestor to many mutants including Blink; with endless amounts of powers, including immortality, he is one of the strongest and most ferocious foes that the X-Men has ever faced. One last thing to point out is that the four men on horses next to the supervillain are his strongest allies, the four horsemen: death, pestilence, war, and famine. It is impossible to know who are the horsemen because these characters have become interchangeable in the comics, with Sabretooth, Wolverine and even the Hulk becoming horsemen at different times.
So needless to say, this is an exciting scene that has me ecstatic about the adaptation of ‘Age of Apocalypse.’ This comic book storyline has been a fan favorite for years, with many saying it is the best in X-Men canon: personally my favorite is ‘God Loves, Man Kills,’ which was adapted in X2, but this has a fantastic story too. If you have any further questions about Apocalypse feel free to ask in the comment section below: hopefully this Watch Mojo Origins video will help people better understand the famous villain.