From a galaxy far, far away to the biggest, baddest mutant of them all. Oscar Isaac will be dipping into another major genre franchise, as he joins the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse - as the titular villain.
Isaac joins the cast which will include returning mutants like James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and Michael Fassbender as Magneto, alongside some familiar names being recast with younger actors - as the film takes place in the 80s but is reportedly going to include Cyclops, Jean Grey, and others. Bryan Singer is directing, and Simon Kinberg (also a member of the Star Wars family) is writing the script.
Apocalypse is also known as En Sabah Nur, a name heard chanted in the ancient past during the post-credits scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past. After surviving for thousands of years, the first mutant decides it’s time to put his Darwinian credo of the survival of the fittest into action. That comic book storyline is likely to be the basis of the film’s version.
X-Men: Apocalypse is due in theaters May 27, 2016. For those keeping track, that means you can see Isaac in two major genre franchises just about six months apart.