X-MEN: Oscar Isaac On Humanizing 'Apocalypse'; Possible 'Archangel' Appearance

X-MEN: Oscar Isaac On Humanizing 'Apocalypse'; Possible 'Archangel' Appearance

X-MEN: Oscar Isaac On Humanizing 'Apocalypse'; Possible 'Archangel' Appearance

In this new interview, the man who'll bring En Sabah Nur to life in X-Men: Apocalypse says he and director Bryan Singer will attempt to find some humanity in the classically evil villain. He also comments on whether he thinks Angel/Archangel could show up in the movie.


We've already heard briefly from Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Oscar Isaac on his upcoming role as the titular villain in X-Men: Apocalypse, and in that interview he revealed that he was a big fan of the Marvel X-Men comics growing up. Now, while chatting to IGN, Isaac gets much more in-depth about all things Apocalypse, and says he feels it'll be necessary for he and director Bryan Singer to humanize a character that's generally depicted as being pure evil for the screen somewhat.

"In the early conversations we talked a lot about that [Apocalypse's distinct point of view and agenda]. Of course, you read the comic book, and [Apocalypse is] not so shaded with gray -- except his face. [Laughs] That's the only thing gray about him. Just as Bryan's done with the other films, I think he seeks to find something a little more interesting than the archetypal aspects of the characters, which work really well in print, but for a film I think you want to see a bit more of the -- for lack of a better word -- humanity in [Apocalypse]; because ultimately this is a story about humans. It's just different symbols for different things that we feel, so with this character I am incredibly interested in the challenge of finding someone that's psychologically interesting and compelling, and actually the spiritual aspects of the character."


Most X-Men readers will know that by far the most popular story arc featuring Apocalypse deals with the ancient mutant transforming Warren Worthington III, aka Angel, aka Archangel, into Death -- one of his four horsemen. It's something fans would go crazy to see on film, but the problem is the Angel character doesn't actually exist in the new movie timeline...yet anyway. Worthington was played by Ben Foster in X-Men: The Last Stand however, and since Singer brought back Ellen Page's Kitty Pryde for Days Of Future Past is there any chance he'd do the same with Foster? Isaac doesn't know, but it definitely seems like something he'd like to see happen. "He's a great actor," he tells the site when quizzed about Foster's possible return. "I don't really know how they're going to put all that together or exactly what characters, or how that's going to work. But I know Angel and Archangel in particular were some of my favorite characters in that storyline. That was such a cool and dark storyline. I think that would be a cool thing to see on film." Is that something you'd like to see? Or would you prefer a new actor in the role? Much more at the link below.
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