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Oscar Isaac on X-Men's Apocalypse: "He won't be everyone's favorite version"

12.15.2015

The physical depiction of Oscar Isaac's X-MEN: APOCALYPSE villain has been the topic of some debate ever since the first images trickled online, with many fans unfavourably comparing him to Power Rangers villain Ivan Ooze. The recently released first trailer for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE has calmed some of those fears, but Oscar Isaac himself is cautioning fans that his version of Apocalypse won't necessarily be everyone's favourite version. The actor spoke with Black Film about the upcoming X-Men film and touched on all the various versions of the titular villain.

There’s X-Factor, there’s X-Men, there’s The Age of Apocalypse, there’s the animated series, there’s X-Men: Evolution, so when someone says Apocalypse without referring a comic book, it’s a very general question. They may want to state which is their Apocalypse first. He’s definitely not going to be everyone’s favorite version of Apocalypse, but he’s my favorite version of Apocalypse. It’s something from the 80s mixed in with something new. They either create a backstory that he was this mutant from Ancient Egypt that found this technology and they explore that story or they send him to another universe where he’s more powerful than he’s ever been. He’s turned all these other X-Men into villains. There are different ways that artists and creative people get the chance to explore his story on a massive scale if they do. In this one, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg took the inspiration from many different sources, many different versions of Apocalypse throughout the ages and found the one that we thought was the most interesting.

When you have a character like Apocalypse who has been around for quite some time (both in our universe and the X-Men's), it's understandably difficult to bring all that history together in order to create something that the fans will all love. I'm still a little hesitant whether it will work out, but any doubts I have are overshadowed by my faith in Oscar Isaac as an actor. Isaac also brings with him a degree of knowledge about the character and the X-Men as he grew up collecting issues of the series.

I love Apocalypse. I grew up collecting X-Factor. I remember when the first comic book came out, and for me, especially because I grew up in a religious household, I knew about the book of revelations, the second coming, the Apocalypse, and then you see this comic book character that is supposed to embody all of these ideas. For some people they just thought he was this big blue guy and it was survival of the fittest, but for me, that was less interesting. The most interesting part for me was the Blibical aspect and end of the world and the revelation of the way things were before.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE isn't the only giant franchise that Oscar Isaac can count himself a part of, he'll also be appearing in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS as Poe Dameron. Lucky bastard.

It’s great because they are so vastly different from each other. They are completely different characters. I’m just having fun at this time and I’m really thankful and blessed that I’m getting the opportunities to play different roles and let’s people know that they never know what to expect from me. I’m very excited. We’ll see how many people realize that Apocalypse and Poe are the same person.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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2:25PM on 12/16/2015

Thank you Mr. Isaac

Spoken like a true craftsman who's got a rich history to draw from for this role. No, it's not the identical Apocalypse ripped from the comics and put on screen. However, it's too bad for those who can't enjoy seeing a different creative vision of a story/character come to life on screen. Can't wait to see his performance.
Spoken like a true craftsman who's got a rich history to draw from for this role. No, it's not the identical Apocalypse ripped from the comics and put on screen. However, it's too bad for those who can't enjoy seeing a different creative vision of a story/character come to life on screen. Can't wait to see his performance.
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11:27AM on 12/16/2015
To everyone with comments about how they got the Apocalypse look wrong, it was not very long ago when DOFP was releasing trailers, and I personally remember the same complaints were made about Quicksilver on this website. And he turned out to be the fan favorite from the movie with the best scene. Now we have the same scenario, same director, same franchise, new character that doesn't match what people have pictured in their heads. The only difference is this time its Oscar Isaac, who is a damn
To everyone with comments about how they got the Apocalypse look wrong, it was not very long ago when DOFP was releasing trailers, and I personally remember the same complaints were made about Quicksilver on this website. And he turned out to be the fan favorite from the movie with the best scene. Now we have the same scenario, same director, same franchise, new character that doesn't match what people have pictured in their heads. The only difference is this time its Oscar Isaac, who is a damn powerhouse of an actor, instead of Evan Peters. Theres a lot of big gamble comic movies coming out. Since Singer makes the best Xmen films, and DOFP was fantastic, I would say the smart bet is that this movie will probably be at least pretty good, and Singer's version of Apocalypse deserves the benefit of the doubt. Be more worried about BvsS, Star Trek, or ID4R.
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1:24PM on 12/16/2015
Considering Singer has given us some pretty good X-Men movies, I agree with you here.
Considering Singer has given us some pretty good X-Men movies, I agree with you here.
8:49AM on 12/16/2015
I think it'll be a strong possibility that we'll see the evolution of Apocalypse in this. At the end of DOFP we saw a greyish, skinny young man. We're obviously getting the bluish look as seen in a few pictures, but then I've seen a clear leaked photo of Apocalypse, grey with clear eyes. Which may be the final act of the movie.

In any case, I'm sure he get's stronger over the movie. An interesting take from my view, but not what everyone wanted from around the internet. But you know what,
I think it'll be a strong possibility that we'll see the evolution of Apocalypse in this. At the end of DOFP we saw a greyish, skinny young man. We're obviously getting the bluish look as seen in a few pictures, but then I've seen a clear leaked photo of Apocalypse, grey with clear eyes. Which may be the final act of the movie.

In any case, I'm sure he get's stronger over the movie. An interesting take from my view, but not what everyone wanted from around the internet. But you know what, the Sentinels aren't what we all wanted and I have to admit, Singer made the future and 60's versions pretty cool, so I'm still holding my final judgment.
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4:45AM on 12/16/2015
so basically his comment is saying "what you see is what you get". Thumbs DOWNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
so basically his comment is saying "what you see is what you get". Thumbs DOWNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
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1:14AM on 12/16/2015
I'm pretty convinced that the Ivan Ooze look was due to the lighting in the scene used. And even if it wasn't, the backlash will have them correct it in post.

Either way, the fact that he's a fan and has followed the character through different runs is reassuring. It's a little late in the game to complain about changing the storylines given that first class and DOFP were both different from the comics they were based on.
I'm pretty convinced that the Ivan Ooze look was due to the lighting in the scene used. And even if it wasn't, the backlash will have them correct it in post.

Either way, the fact that he's a fan and has followed the character through different runs is reassuring. It's a little late in the game to complain about changing the storylines given that first class and DOFP were both different from the comics they were based on.
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11:51PM on 12/15/2015
Um, there aren't really different "versions" of Apocalypse. Unless maybe you count Genesis, but he's technically a clone. Just saying.
Um, there aren't really different "versions" of Apocalypse. Unless maybe you count Genesis, but he's technically a clone. Just saying.
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11:37PM on 12/15/2015
I'm sure he'll nail the role regardless of how much I think this Apocalypse looks like Ivan Ooze from Power Rangers movie.
I'm sure he'll nail the role regardless of how much I think this Apocalypse looks like Ivan Ooze from Power Rangers movie.
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11:23PM on 12/15/2015

might as well left off the "i used to collect comics" BS and said:

"there are lot's of different Apocalypses out there. is this the one from the X-Men cartoon we grew up with? no. but he's interesting to Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg. whatever that means. is he cool or badass? probably not."
"there are lot's of different Apocalypses out there. is this the one from the X-Men cartoon we grew up with? no. but he's interesting to Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg. whatever that means. is he cool or badass? probably not."
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11:07PM on 12/15/2015
The man was snubbed for A Most Violent Year but Jessica Chastain stole the show. Here! Here!
The man was snubbed for A Most Violent Year but Jessica Chastain stole the show. Here! Here!
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10:14PM on 12/15/2015
Despite the controversial design, Isaac is going to crush this. He's very talented and a very good actor and I enjoyed the fact that I couldn't recognize his voice during the trailer.
Despite the controversial design, Isaac is going to crush this. He's very talented and a very good actor and I enjoyed the fact that I couldn't recognize his voice during the trailer.
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10:04PM on 12/15/2015
Apocalypse isn't some deep character that shoulntn be hard to translate. And as favorite version. Maybe it's me but all the ones I've seen and read makes him seem like one version besides his kid genesis version.
Apocalypse isn't some deep character that shoulntn be hard to translate. And as favorite version. Maybe it's me but all the ones I've seen and read makes him seem like one version besides his kid genesis version.
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