Exclusive new X-Men universe cast photo

The new issue of Empire is now available in all good and evil newsagents, and among its many bountiful treasures, there's an extensive preview of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Like a fatherly Professor X, we've gathered together the gifted youngsters of the growing X-Men cinematic universe for a big, starry, extremely good-looking cast photo.

There’s much to admire - Channing Tatum’s t-shirt, James McAvoy’s shaven head, Oscar Isaac’s Blue Steel - so we recommend you click here to view a larger version and move in for a closer look.

Shot exclusively for Empire by Sarah Dunn at San Diego Comic-Con last July, with a background illustration by John Royle, it features fourteen members of Fox’s mutantverse, past and present.

The X-tended family, from left to right: T.J. Miller (Weasel in Deadpool); James McAvoy (Prof. Charles Xavier in X-Men: Apocalypse); Michael Fassbender (Magneto in Apocalypse); Channing Tatum (Gambit in Gambit); Ed Skrein (Ajax in Deadpool); Gina Carano (Angel Dust in Deadpool); Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique in Apocalypse); Hugh Jackman (Wolverine in Untitled Wolverine Sequel); Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool in Deadpool); Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool); Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse in Apocalypse); Evan Peters (Quicksilver in Apocalypse); Nicholas Hoult (Beast in Apocalypse); Olivia Munn (Psylocke in Apocalypse).

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For the full scoop on X-Men: Apocalypse, plus our usual unparalleled access to the likes of Deadpool, Creed, Captain America: Civil War and much more, pick up the new issue of Empire from wherever you buy your magazines - or click here to subscribe.