X-Men Apocalypse is set to land into theater’s next year, and it is set to bring a close to the X-Men prequel trilogy. In this film, our heroes set to do battle with one of the greatest villains, Apocalypse, and recently Oscar Isaac who will be playing the villain in the movie, talked about what it is like to play such a powerful character. During a recent interview with Paste Magazine, Isaac spoke a little bit about the challenges and struggles of playing the title role in the forthcoming superhero film.
When asked about his recent choice to move from the arthouse movies where he’s made a reputation for himself into big-budget blockbusters, Isaac had an answer that was pretty down to earth.
“For me, more than anything, it was about being guilty of nostalgia. I was a big fan of Star Wars. I was also a big fan of X-Men, particularly the villain Apocalypse,” Isaac explained. “So when those parts came around and there was interest for me to do them, I was excited about it. I was excited to explore those worlds. There is something more mythical … basically, you’re playing God. It’s a challenge.”
Apocalypse is an ancient evil in the comics, and one of the X-Men’s most powerful foes. It is easy enough to see why Isaac would compare it to playing God, he is playing a being of unlimited power. One can say it is also much easier to say the he is more like the Devil then he is God, but we all know that in Superhero movies, the villain never referrers to or sees themselves as the villain.
X-Men: Apocalypse is being directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past), based on a script written by Simon Kinberg (Fantastic Four). The cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn, Rose Byrne, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, Oscar Isaac, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, James McAvoy, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy, Josh Helman and Lana Condo