With his “Star Wars” commitments over, actor Oscar Isaac will shortly be turning his attention towards Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” film where he’s playing the titular villain of the piece – En Sabah Nur (a.k.a. Apocalypse).
In a new interview with Esquire, Isaac briefly talked about his preparation for the role:
“You find something that makes it interesting for you. With X-Men, it’s about why this woman who invented Apocalypse, [writer] Louise Simonson, she was tasked with: make a new arch-villain. She said, ‘OK, I’ll make the embodiment of the Second Coming with the Four Horseman and all.’
That’s scary sh-t. So I’m curious about that. What’s the philosophical expression behind the apocalypse? What apocalypse means, which comes from the Greek for ‘to reveal.’ To lift back the curtain.”
Filming on “X-Men: Apocalypse” is set to get underway in Montreal shortly.