X-Men: Apocalypse – Oscar Isaac Cast In Titular Role, Jean & Scott Rumors

There’s been a whirlwind of speculation for Bryan Singer’s upcoming apocalyptic installment in the X-franchise. With rumors of Tom Hardy as a potential candidate for the role of Apocalypse, the recent casting of Guatemalan-born actor Oscar Isaac surprised some. Issac has officially accepted the lead villainous role for Apocalypse, and we’re pretty amped about it.

This may not be the first time you’ve heard Isaac’s name recently as he’s also been cast in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Isaac’s casting could potentially paint for us the vision of the Darwinian big-bad for Apocalypse. It’s still uncertain if Apocalypse’s look will be predominantly CGI based, or partially, or if his look will depart from his comic book counter part. Either way Oscar Isaac looks like a promising lead as told by his performance in Inside Llewyn Davis. (And lets face it, he’s not too shabby on the eyes.)

The young Apocalypse in the post credit scene after X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Now that the Apocalypse casting is locked in, we can address the Jean Grey/Scott Summers rumors. Last the Grizzly Bomb clan heard, Chloe Grace Moretz and Elle Fanning were in the running for the resident red-haired psychic (not to be cofused with Rachel Grey.)  For Scott, the names are more on the new actor circuit – Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothée Chalamet have been tossed around thus far.

Scott and Jean

It’s still too early to say what type of film X-Men: Apocalypse will turn out to be. With a younger X-trio (Jean, Scott and Ororo) replacing the standard ensemble cast from the original trilogy, and an ’80s backdrop for the setting, things are bound to get interested. That said, Singer’s direction for Days of Future Past worked out to the franchise’s advantage, so we have no doubt that Apocalypse will be in the same vain.

Directed by Singer, and co-starring the returning James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, X-Men: Apocalypse will open in the US on  May 18th, 2016

Images: CBS Films, Marvel Comics, 20th Century Fox, BBC, Paramount Pictures, MGM, Disney

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