The people who are annoyed that Ridley Scott’s Exodus has a cast largely made up of white people – despite being about ancient Egyptians and Israelites – probably won’t like this, but X-Men: Apocalypse has found its Middle Eastern born villain in the form of the Guatemalan born Oscar Isaac. Buy hey, perhaps Jordan was mainly populated by Hispanic people 5,000 years ago.
THR confirms that it’s Oscar who will play Apocalypse in the film (the character was briefly seen at the end of Days Of Future Past, but it wasn’t confirmed who would play him in the next film). He is one of first mutants and has all sorts of powers emanating from the fact he can control all the molecules in his body – meaning he can shape-shift, has superhuman power, can interface with technology and his regeneration abilities have allowed him to live for millennia. At least that’s in the comics and presumably he will be the same in the movie.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set in the 1980s and renunites Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Professor X and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, who must go up against one of the most powerful mutants there has ever been. As we recently reported, director Bryan Singer is currently looking for young versions of Cyclops and Jean Grey, with some wondering whether the latter will play a vital role in Apocalypse, considering her own potentially apocalyptic powers.
The movie shoots early next year for a summer 2016 release.