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Oscar Isaac to play Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse

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Variety reports that Oscar Issac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) has been officially cast as Apocalypse, the antagonist in X-Men: Apocalypse. Returning X-Men director Singer promises that the on-screen destruction bar will be raised, suggesting that the scorched-earth dystopia of X-Men: Days Of Future Past could be seen more as urban redevelopment, rather than actual destruction.

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“There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle,” Singer said, relieving destruction-porn aficionados everywhere. He also indicated that Apocalypse will be set in the ’80s, so we can expect younger X-Men (possibly sporting Reebok Pumps, shoulder pads, and Alf T-shirts).

Within the context of Marvel Comics, Apocalypse has been depicted as the original mutant, using his godlike powers to bend humanity to his will.

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20th Century Fox will release Apocalypse on May 27, 2016.

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