OSCAR ISAAC Promises 'Insane' Final Battle In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, X-Men: Apocalypse actor Oscar Isaac, who plays the film's titular villain, spoke about the "insane" final battle, his comic book credentials, and finding the right look for Apocalypse.
“I grew up reading the comics and I actually collected X Factor when I was younger and that was when Apocalypse first showed up,” said Isaac. “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.”
Speaking on developing the look of Apocalypse, which left many fans divided when it was revealed yesterday, Isaac said “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.”
Finally, Isaac promised a knockdown, drag out fight for the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, 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.”
WILLIAM STRYKER Returns APOCALYPSE
Speaking of the next X-Men film, director Bryan Singer has posted a photo of actor Josh Helman along with actress Rose Byrne on the current production's set. Helman played a young William Stryker in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, last seen pulling Wolverine out of the Potomac River (or at least as impersonated by Mystique).
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X-Men: Apocalypse, is set for release on May 27, 2016.
Marvel Phase 2 Box Set Coming For the Holidays.
Marvel has announced the box set collection for its Phase 2 films. The 13-disc set will include Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. The set will include Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and digital copies of each film. Back in 2013, Marvel released a similiar boxed set for its Phase 1 movies.
The Amazon listing for this new boxed set also lists it as including a"top-secret bonus disc," while Marvel's announcement says the set includes specially designed disc-holders, and Marvel memorabilia.
No release date for the set has been announced, though Marvel lists it as coming this holiday season.
PAUL RUDD Pranks CONAN O'BRIEN... Again
In a visit to TBS' Conan to promote Ant-Man, Paul Rudd had a little surprise for Conan O'Brien when he once again pulled a bait-and-switch using an infamous video clip. As for how Rudd pulled it off with Marvel and Disney's promotion machine in full swing, you'll have to watch the clip to find out.
ARROW Showrunner Spills On Hero's Reason For Returning to STARLING CITY
Moving over to DC, in a quote from Entertainment Weekly, Arrow co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim talked about season 4's new villain Damien Dahrk, played by Captain America: The First Avenger's Neal McDonough.
“[Oliver] entrusted Laurel, Diggle and Thea to mind the fort. Damien represents a threat that three heroes are not enough to combat,” said Guggenheim. “When we’ve written the villains — the big bads of the season — we always took the approach that they were heroes of their own story. They were doing the wrong thing for what they consider the right things. That’s not the case with Damien. He’s not nearly as moral. We wanted a villain who was pure evil because we’ve never really done that on the show before. That’s what Damien represents. He’s the prince of darkness.”
Arrow season 4 premieres on October 7, 2015.
FLASH Season Premiere Will Address FIRESTORM Conundrum
Finally, in another brief DC-TV news item from Entertainment Weekly, Victor Garber, who plays Martin Stein (and one half of Firestorm) for The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow, said that the question of why Robbie Amell isn't signed on to play Ronnie Raymond in the latter series will be answered in season premire of The Flash on October 6.