Oscar Isaac to Play Villain in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Oscar Isaac 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
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Oscar Isaac has closed a deal to play the titular comicbook villain in 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

Bryan Singer will direct the superhero pic with Simon Kinberg writing the script.

Singer has described the upcoming X-Men film, which is expected to feature all cast members including Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy, as the most destructive movie in the franchise.

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

Singer also suggested that “Apocalypse,” set in the 1980s, could feature younger versions of familiar characters.

Fox will release on May 27, 2016.

The most recent “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” co-starring Hugh Jackman, has earned a monstrous $745 million worldwide at the box office.

Singer had been meeting with actors for the past couple of weeks but sources say Isaac always seemed like the type of actor Singer wanted for the role and the long-time favorite from the start.

Isaac is set to have a big year ahead of him with A24’s “A Most Violent Year” set to bow in December, with the company feeling it will have major awards play for Isaac. He is also set to star in the next “Star Wars” pic for Disney.

He is repped by UTA and Inspire Entertainment.

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  1. StraightToThePoint says:

    Isaac is a fine choice. The character will be largely computer-generated. Think about it. The character has been portrayed on television and elsewhere as being far taller and broader across the shoulders than a normal human being.

  2. loco73 says:

    Outstanding choice. Oscar Isaac is an amazing actor. Glad he is getting his due. My dream still remains to see Oscar Isaac and Benicio Del Toro cast in “True Detactive”, maybe the third season, now that the second is on the way?!?!?

  3. Jim says:

    A good….a movie featuring mass destruction….very original. I hope this movie relies more on story than blowing stuff up. They probably need at least Jackman back to make this movie really successful at the box office….the last movie did well because they brought back the original cast. Given the mediocre box office return on First Class and the fact that they already killed off half of that cast after 1 movie (before the the change in history so no resurrection for them), the new cast doesn’t seem to be that popular with fans. That probably has something to do with the fact that they rebooted the cast so soon after Last Stand.

    • skwirrl says:

      What the hell are you talking about? X-men 3 almost killed the franchise that’s why Last Stand didn’t gross well. They haven’t rebooted the cast after Days of Future Past, though some of the smaller characters may or may not show up. Bishop might have a place in this one, as might Cable, and some of the older cast as there is time travel involved in many of the Apocalypse plots

  4. veeronic says:

    that’s not christopher judge

  5. Julienne says:

    A Very average actor.

    • wYzardFooT says:

      I wouldn’t judge his talent too harshly. He doesn’t have much of a catalogue yet. He’s turned in several fine performances and like most actors and actresses, just needs great material to be able to shine.

  6. I can’t wait to see Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse. I hope that the writer will ties up all the loose end at the end of the movie.

  7. wYzardFooT says:

    Stop with the time travel! 99.9% of humanity are not smart enough to even WRITE a decent time travel movie. Just stop it. It’s embarrassing, and I will never pay for these movies. Thank goodness I’m one of the dinosaurs that works at a *video store* and I don’t have to waste my hard earned money.

    Singer is a better director than these movies are worth. They are fun, and they are dumb, and I can’t stand it any longer. PLEASE STOP HELPING MAKE PEOPLE MORE DUMB! Humanity as a collective is already quite stupid, and you and your wanna-be smarty-pants cronies aren’t helping by stuffing fast food digital-celluloid down their throats.

    Smart these movies up by dumbing them down; as in, Hollywood or even really, the world, are not smart enough to write a time travel film, let alone film one – so don’t do it. Write something else. Film something else. Blow our minds with AN ORIGINAL STORY with the characters we all know and love. Do not cheapen what could be an incredible experience with silly plot and story elements concerning an element, a force, a ? we know little, to NOTHING about.

    Peace be with you.

    • Jason says:

      Uhhh you Are a complete tool!! Go back to your moms basement and ask for meatloaf !!!

    • skwirrl says:

      More dumb. That’s said by using the word DUMBER you nitwit.

    • Norberto says:

      Breathe. No mention of time travel. Also, it’s a free country, Singer doesn’t have to direct it if he doesn’t want to. Oh but maybe after he’s done he can put those fantastic directing skills to better use and make a sequel to that beloved classic.. Jack the Giant Slayer.

      • Arek says:

        The last movie took place in the 70s. The next movie will take place in the 80s. Do you consider the passage of time to be time travel? The younger versions they’re referring to are younger versions of the original cast.

        Also, only one X-Men movie has featured time travel, not two.

      • wYzardFooT says:

        “Singer also suggested that “Apocalypse,” set in the 1980s, could feature younger versions of familiar characters.”

        Yeah, because the 2 most recent x movies which do feature time travel, also took place in the 80s? No? Then there is time travel.

        No deep breath is needed. My point has already been proven. The masses are spooning up this garbage already.

        Peace be with you.

      • William says:

        Take a deep breath. It’s only a movie.

    • Scottie says:

      X-Men apocalypse doesn’t havhave time travel. Though it will take place in the ’80s

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