Guatemalan-born American actor Oscar Isaac, best known for his lead role in 2013 “Inside Llewyn Davis” has officially been announced as the titular villain in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse”. Earlier reports mentioned that Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and Pedro Pascal were rumored to take on the coveted role in Marvel’s movie. The news was shared by Twentieth Century Fox on Monday, November 24, that Isaac has officially signed the deal.
As far as comic book super villains are concerned, Isaac has the privilege of taking on one of the most coveted villainous roles in Marvel history. Described as the first human born with the mutant-X gene and ancient in heritage, Apocalypse considers himself a god and unbeatable force in the Marvel Universe. His real name is En Sabah Nur, and he was born in the Akkaba region of Ancient Egypt. One of the very first mutants, he is both thousands of years old and a monstrous tyrant that has been a long-time foe of the X-Men. Apocalypse believes that only the strongest (whether mutant or superhuman) should survive. His body is a mix of organics and powerful celestial technology. Read up all about this badass HERE!
The younger versions of Jean Grey and Cyclops are still to be cast. Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld are among the young talent eyed for Grey while Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet are being considered for Cyclops. “X-Men: Apocalypse” is set to be released on May 27, 2016.