Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) has closed a deal for the role of the titular villain in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” at 20th Century Fox.
Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and more are all expected back for the 1980s-set story which is expected to feature younger versions of other familiar characters, along with more straight-up destruction than any previous “X-Men” movies.
Singer recently told the trade: “‘Apocalypse’ will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”
Singer has been meeting with various actors recently about the role, but Isaac was apparently the type of actor Singer wanted for the part from the start.