Apocalypse will have more ‘humanity’ in X-Men: Apocalypse


In the X-Men comics and cartoon, Apocalypse is the epitome of evil. He’s a force of nature who is bent on destroying all that is weak. With X-Men: Apocalypse, director Bryan Singer and actor Oscar Isaac will bring more depth to the character. In an interview with IGN, Isaac said that he has talked to Singer about what they have in mind for the X-Men villain.

“In the early conversations we talked a lot about that [Apocalypse’s distinct point of view and agenda],” Isaac said. “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.”

Isaac continued, ”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.”

Isaac has revealed that he’s a childhood fan of the Archangel story. This lead to him talking about what would happen if Ben Foster reprised his role as Angel.

“He’s a great actor,” Isaac said. “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.”

I have to say it’s one of my favorite X-Men stories as well, since it’s about a man who truly wanted to become normal. However, thanks to Apocalypse, his life becomes worse.

The actor then talked about how being faithful to the source is important, but the most important is creating a compelling story.

“Ultimately, it’s about making something compelling and interesting to watch. I think being faithful to certain characters from the comics is very important, but it’s a different medium,” Isaac said. “I think, ultimately, you want to make a great movie. That’s the most important part, and then finding, if not the exact details, the soul of the characters, of the stories, of what the whole thing was. Those aspects, even if you’re moving certain things around and maybe not being true to this particular storyline and adding this new thing, I think those are much more important. The experience of it will be much more compelling in the end.”

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27, 2016.

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