Oscar Isaac, who'll play the title villain in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” has reportedly started filming his scenes in Montreal. Director Bryan Singer took to Instagram to announce actor’s arrival on the set. He posted a picture of Apocalypse’s chair, which appears next to a table. On that table is a box of tissue paper, a water bottle and a printed sheet of paper. The photo caption reads, “Today! #Xmen #apocalypse awakens.”
Isaac has been preparing for the role, reportedly focusing on the comic book character’s philosophy. He has also been reading the script and is trying to come up with a unique angle.
“Definitely focusing on the fact he is the embodiment of the second coming of the judgments of God and that energy going in. We’re playing with that. What we are trying to do is make his philosophy and what his mission is, one that is both simple but also holds water, that really makes sense throughout the whole movie,” Isaac told Monkeys Fighting Robots.
He added that Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg have come up with a cool version of Apocalypse. In the comics, the big blue villain loves to cause destruction to test the survival skills of the populace. He grants the superpower to a terrorist, Moses Magnum. His birthplace is Egypt and his alter ego is En Sabah Nur. He is considered the first mutant to be born 5,000 years ago.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” is set to revolve around Isaac’s character. The film production is underway. Other cast members include James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor and Olivia Munn.
Singer has also written the story with Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty and Kinberg. John Ottman has supplied the music. The film is scheduled to open May 27, 2016.