VIDEO: Get to know X-Men: Apocalypse's big bad with a look at the history of the first mutant

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Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse introduces us to a new villain, but it's a face that should be familiar to longtime X-fans: Apocalypse, supposedly the first mutant and one of the most powerful foes Charles Xavier and his students have ever faced. Based on what we've seen in the trailers so far, Apocalypse (played by Oscar Isaac) will test loyalties and really rock the foundations of the movie version of the X-Men universe.

So, what's his deal? We break it all down for you in our video primer on Apocalypse. Who is he? Where did he come from? Where have you seen him before? And what can we expect from his movie debut? 

Check it out below:

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