Oscar Isaac Settles the Score About Apocalypse’s Appearance

“Oscar Isaac Talks About Apocalypse’s Appearance”


There has been much debate since Fox released the first images of the villain from the upcoming film “X-Men: Apocalypse”. Fans have taken to the message boards in a frenzy over the appearance of the character, taking issue with how much he will be changing for his big screen debut. One of the bigger complaints was that he is the wrong color. The fact that the image released was low quality didn’t help the villains cause either.

Today, EW has released a more detailed higher resolution image of Apocalypse, showing off a better look at the character. The detail that went into the character design is impressive. One big thing that fans of the comics were citing was Apocalypse’s lack of blue lips. It appears as thought the character does have the distinctive lip line that travels back to is ears, so this may just be a lighting issue. Isaac spoke with EW about the decisions that had to be made in regards to the character, and the many versions that the costume progressed through, in its walk-up to the final vision:


“We had to do some adjustments here and there and be like, alright, maybe this is too alien. He also is someone who people would want to follow and not just be terrified of. So the balance, and then making sure that there’s some great elements from the comic but also making our own thing as well. In the comic, he generally is like 12 feet, 600 pounds.”

Issac lamented that he is a huge fanboy, and that he was an avid collector of comics when he was younger:

“I grew up reading the comics and I actually collected X Factor when I was younger and that was when Apocalypse first showed up. And I was particularly freaked out with like the second coming and the end of the world, the apocalypse, so when there was a character that embodied that, and even from Sunday school, I remember the four horsemen and all that kind of imagery that’s still to this day some of the scariest imagery I can think of.”

The scale of “X-Men: Apocalypse” is going to be big. There are no telling how many mutants we will lose in the fallout from the film. Isaac had this to say about the film battle from the film: “I mean that last battle is going to be pretty insane. I mean, it’s like freaking Apocalypse fighting all of the X-Men. It’s pretty cool.”

“X-men: Apocalypse” hits theaters on May 27, 2016.