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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (2016): Oscar Isaac Discusses Comic Book Inspirations

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Oscar Isaac Touches on Comic Book Inspiration for X-Men: Apocalypse. All eyes will be on Oscar Isaac’s portrayal as the immortal mutant Apocalypse in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. The actor went into detail what inspirations he took for his take on the X-Men character.

After showcasing his critically acclaimed performances in films like Ex Machina and A Most Violent Year, Oscar’s career is about to skyrocket with the upcoming releases for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and X-Men: Apocalypse. In an interview recently with Black Film, he spoke about how he feels having a trailer come out on the month that another film of his is coming out. “It’s very cool,” he said. “It’s going to be in front of Star Wars when they show the trailers in theaters. I’m very excited. We’ll see how many people realize that Apocalypse and Poe are the same person.”

Isaac was also asked about taking on two big roles in such huge and anticipated movies, he said:

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.

As to his inspirations for his version of Apocalypse, it looks like it will be appealing for everyone.

Depends which comic you are talking about. 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.

So it appears that Oscar is a fan of the comics, explaining his excitement for taking on the role. We definitely can’t wait to see his potentially outstanding performance. What do you guys think?

Leave your thoughts on Oscar Isaac’s inspirations for Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse at the comments section below. For more X-Men: Apocalypse news and development, visit our X-Men: Apocalypse Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ or “like” us on Facebook. X-Men: Apocalypse releases in theaters May 27, 2016.

 

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Mufsin Mahbub

Mufsin is a freelance writer from New York who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Long Island University. He has written for publications like HollywoodLife, Clubplanet, and Heavy. He is an avid lover for everything related to TV and film. He has gone to dozens of film screenings, press events, and loves to attend New York Comic Con every year. He gives an honest opinion on every TV show or film that people are going to be talking about.

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