Oscar Isaac's version of Apocalypse won't just be epic - it'll be positively biblical.
In a recent interview with the podcast Monkeys Fighting Robots, Isaac spoke about his inspiration for playing the villainous mutant in next summer's X-Men: Apocalypse.
“I’ve been reading the script a lot and trying to come at for me, an interesting angle. Definitely focusing on the fact he is the embodiment of the second coming of the judgements of God and that energy going in," said Isaac." 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. I think Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer, we’ve been able to come up with something very cool,”
This sounds like a version of Apocalypse that differs significantly from the comics version. While the comic book Apocalypse has always drawn on Biblical imagery - his Four Horsemen, for example - he's never been specifically tied to a biblical origin or motivation. We'll see how closely Isaac's vision holds to what makes it to the screen when X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.