Oscar Isaac Says Portraying X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Villain Is "Basically Playing God"

Oscar Isaac Says Portraying X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Villain Is "Basically Playing God"

Oscar Isaac Says Portraying X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Villain Is "Basically Playing God"

Hit the jump and check out the latest from Oscar Isaac as he discusses his "fun" experience shooting X-Men: Apocalypse and pushing his performance as En Sabah Nur, aka Apocalypse, to new "Godly" heights. He also talks a bit about his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.



20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse is among the many 2016 comic book movies that have recently wrapped principal photography. So, when The Playlist and Paste Magazine caught up with Oscar Isaac in anticipation of his new HBO series Show Me a Hero, the sites asked the Guatemalan actor about his titular supervillain role in the mutant ensemble. "You use different tools, different approaches," said Isaac, when The Playlist asked what he learned from portraying Apocalypse in the upcoming X-Men sequel. "...It was great because there’s an embodiment of such big ideas, you’re not working in the realm of naturalism. And just because something's natural doesn’t mean that it's interesting — and I think Kubrick knew that very well. Sometimes it’s fun to push performance into other places that is not just about the same kind of verité thing. You can go to heightened places in a Greek tragedy or kabuki kind of way. You have these forms that express more than just an individual’s personality. And that’s been really fun to play with in X-Men."

Furthermore, when Paste Magazine asked Oscar Isaac about joining the X-Men franchise, as well as the hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "For me, more than anything, it was about being guilty of nostalgia," he explained. "I was a big fan of Star Wars. I was also a big fan of X-Men, particularly the villain Apocalypse, 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." What do you think?

Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), with Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), with Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) and Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse). The movie opens on May 27, 2016. 
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