Yesterday, fans of the X-Men got their first good look at what Apocalypse will look like in the upcoming – aptly titled – “X-Men Apocalypse.” In case you missed it, he looks like this:
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox
I”ll be the first to admit Apocalypse looks like Ra from “StarGate” and a Power Rangers villain had a baby and then that baby grew up and had a kid of its own with Ronan the Accuser. But I”m also saying that”s not a bad thing.
A good portion of the Internet disagrees. People are not happy. At all.
can someone tell me why ivan ooze is the villain in the new xmen movie pic.twitter.com/xQ4EgTHyio
– Jayne Pea (@Jayne_Pea) July 16, 2015
– Pulp Cultured (@PulpCultured) July 17, 2015
– ArchangelArtist (@kgoodman272) July 17, 2015
And that's just scratching the surface. Twitter is aflame with fans wringing their hands over this 'objectively' terrible choice…which just further proves social media has a serious long-term memory problem.
If you”re one of the many flipping out over Apocalypse, let me take you on a journey back in time. Way back. All the way back to January 27, 2014. Why that specific date? Because it”s the day Empire Magazine released the first image of Evan Peters as Quicksilver. Do you remember that day? The day the Internet lost it?
I usually don't get nerd rage over this sort of thing, but Quicksilver looks so damn stupid in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
– Matt Mosher (@panocidex) January 27, 2014
Welp Joss…the bar has been set pretty low for Quicksilver…here's to another reason I can't wait for Avengers 2 pic.twitter.com/OhlK4JJNVi
– Alex Lehew (@ALehew381) January 27, 2014
oh my god Evan Peters as Quicksilver in Days of Future Past this is so awful what is he a spy kids villain why?! pic.twitter.com/hnw3iKtA9Z
– Stephanie Jones (@ladyyfett) January 27, 2014
And then THIS happened and everyone had to admit they might have jumped the gun on assuming Quicksilver would be the worst thing to happen to the X-Men franchise since “X-Men III”.
It”d be a real shame if we all had to eat crow again. So maybe cool your jets, fandom?