Oscar Isaac On His “X-Men” Apocalypse Look

In the wake of yesterday’s photos of the Oscar Isaac’s villain in next year’s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” debate has been raging wide about the design – more specifically the color. Not helping was that only a low-resolution photo was available which didn’t exactly do the first look any favours.

Today, EW have released a closer up and more detailed version of the photo which shows off some of the impressive Clive Barker-esque detail on Apocalypse’s costume. Isaac also spoke with the mag and said creating the look required a few different versions and changes to make it work on screen:

“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.”

Isaac says he’s a straight up “fanboy” and had been a fan of the comics growing up:

“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 actor, who undergoes two hours of make-up each day to get the look, also briefly spoke about the scale of the film saying: “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.”