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Oscar Isaac to be Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse

Posted by Anthony Mango Monday, November 24, 2014
It looks as though Oscar Isaac's name is going to be huge in the next two years. Not only does he have a leading role in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, but he has just been cast as En Sabah Nur in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film.

En Sabah Nur Oscar Isaac first look Apocalypse X-Men

For those who are unfamiliar with the character, the titular character is perhaps the biggest villain in the X-Men universe. Although Namor is the first mutant for publication history and Selene is classified as the first recorded mutant, the concept of "the first mutant" in general is oftentimes associated with En Sabah Nur. He was an Egyptian with gray skin and blue lines around his lips—but besides having an ugly mug, he also developed enormous powers. After being exposed to the Celestials (those big robot guys from Guardians of the Galaxy that were responsible for the fashioning of the Infinity Stones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity, which will not have any influence over this film at all), Apocalypse's powers over the years have included super strength, flight, teleportation, energy manipulation/absorption/blasts, super speed, telepathy, telekinesis, technopathy, bio-molecular manipulation which allows him to change his body's size and shape, add extra mass to it to become nearly invulnerable, and of course a badass suit of armor that makes him look like a cross between a blueberry processing machine and a ventilator that the Batman villain Bane would kill for.

In a previous edition of Fanboys Cast, some of us gave our opinions on who should be cast as Apocalypse. None of us had Oscar Isaac pegged for the role. I'm rather unfamiliar with his work, so I have no opinion in terms of his talent. He does have the look to convince me that he was Egyptian, so that's a big plus. Considering the amount of buzz around him as an actor combined with some great casting in the franchise's past, I'd have to assume he'll do the role justice and that I've got nothing to worry about.

But what do you think of this decision? Is Oscar Isaac the best man to bring the big guy to life or is there someone else better suited for the role?

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