– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We only have about a month left until X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, the latest film in the massively successful — and longest running — comic book superhero movie franchise, gets released. While our heroes have faced plenty of baddies in the previous movies, nothing has prepared them for what lies ahead.

This time around, they’ll be facing off against a foe aptly named Apocalypse. This villain has the distinction of possibly being the first mutant that’s ever existed. To make matters worse, he’s hell-bent on destroying humanity and building a “better” world in its place. While the marketing for the film has been a bit lackluster when compared to what Marvel and DC have been offering up lately, they still have their long history of solid films to rest on. As such, plenty of fans will be making their way to theaters regardless.

However, in a brilliant move, Fox has released a fake documentary teaser about Apocalypse. The viral teaser looks like it was recorded on a VHS back in the 1980s — which is amazing — and the production value of the teaser is so good, that I actually wish they’d create this thing for real. It reminds me of the news docs my folks would watch late at night, and would scare me as I tried to sleep that night.

Check it out below!

Of course, no superhero film is complete without a few cross-promotions. If you’ll recall, back when X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST came out, Quicksilver was used to promote Carl’s Jr. burgers. The ad was awful and laughable, but luckily the film itself turned out to be quite amazing.

Their pattern of silly ads continues with this Sky Fibre/X-MEN ad, which features a number of mutants, but most prominently features Quicksilver performing some of that high-speed magic he did in the last film.

Check out the ad below!

What did you think of these two videos? Let us know in the comments down below!

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE hits U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.

SOURCES: 20th Century Fox, Sky

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.