Oscar Isaac will bring on the Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse

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In more superhero news (these days it’s a daily thing!) Oscar Isaac – who will appear in the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens – has been chosen to play the badass villain in X-Men: Apocalypse, and apparently he is going to bring the hurt, a lot of it.

I was delighted when director Bryan Singer brought the franchise back into the awesome category (let’s not talk about X-Men: The Last Stand) with the very cool X-Men: Days of Future Past, a movie that did a lot to correct some of the previous mistakes and re-energize the franchise. Well Singer has said that with Apocalypse we are going to see destruction on a level as yet unseen, and this makes me happy!

Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”

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Awesome! I’m also glad that movie favourites James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Michael Fassbender will return and even though Hugh Jackman has not confirmed I think we can expect to see the clawed bag of issues join the fight. The movie is said to be set in the 1980’s allowing the ‘mistakes’ made in other movies to be undone, because Hollywood. This would also allow Singer to cast different actors as younger versions of characters; like Storm who was played by the extremely expensive Halle Berry.

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Are you as excited about this as I am? I think Isaac is going to be brilliant as the end of days bringing Apocalypse. It’s uncertain at this stage if he will just be motion-capturing the character a la Josh Brolin as Thanos over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or whether they will achieve the character’s signature look with make-up, having him wear the *cough* apoca-lips *cough*, so to speak.

Last Updated: November 25, 2014

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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