Looks like Yahoo! became “The First One” to hear about En Sabah Nur’s (a.k.a. Apocalypse) appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse while talking to actor Oscar Isaac about the physical requirements to bring the arch mutant villain to life.
“It’ll be a mix [of practical and digital],” said Isaac. “I haven’t had a script so I haven’t had a chance to look through the script and see what the exact requirements are, but I think it’ll be a mixture of physical, aided with some robotic technology.”
That’s a refreshing approach to a larger-than-life character who could very easily be created with motion capture ala The Hulk, yet director Bryan Singer clearly understands that when you cast an actor of Isaac’s range and nuance you want as much of the real thing on set as possible. Actor Brendan Pedder portrayed a 5000-years-younger version of Apocalypse without the trademark armor in the post-credits scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Isaac continues, “After we finish here I’m heading to do a head cast [for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’], which they do often. You spend 3-4 hours with them putting plaster all over your head and they get a sense of what your face is like and what shape your head is, so they can start figuring out the costume and the make up and all that stuff, which is pretty fun.”
You can read what Isaac said about one of Apocalypse’s powers at SuperHeroHype as well.
Confirmed to star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac and Nicholas Hoult (with more names expected to be confirmed shortly), X-Men: Apocalypse is scripted by Simon Kinberg, Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris. Said to be the conclusion of a trilogy started with X-Men: First Class and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past, cameras will start rolling on the next adventure in Montreal beginning April, 2015 for a May 27, 2016 release.