Fans of the "X-Men" franchise can't wait to see "X-Men: Apocalypse." The hype about the anticipated film has never slowed down. For fans out there who wanted to learn more about the movie, it's time to get to know Apocalypse more.
According to Movie Pilot, the first look of Apocalypse is featured in the post-credits scenes of "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Apocalypse is first imagined in the "X-Men" comic series X-Factor #5 written by Louise Simonson. Apocalypse is the physical embodiment of a "survival of the fittest" mantra.
Apocalypse is the first human born with the X gene mutation, therefore, the first "X-Men." Yes, he is the beginning of the mutant kind. His name is En Sabah, which translates into "the first one." The titular villain has a taste for destruction and this reflects in his habit of traveling from one civilization to another with his mythical status to collect disciples and manipulate war.
Apocalypse has a regenerative ability, which is a key to his survival. He can repair his damaged cells, survived any disease, alter his body parts into weapons and control technology with his mind. He is immortal.
According to ScreenRant, the titular villain in "X-Men: Apocalypse" is the most powerful villain that the mutant superheroes will have to face. Oscar Isaac, the actor, who played as Apocalypse seems to enjoy the character. As the report suggests, "the actor seems intent on embodying that notion - theatrical, bombastic, and grandiose." In fact, he standout compared to the previous villains in the franchise like Magneto and William Styker.
In an interview with Paste, Isaac admitted that he is a fan of "X-Men" in particular the dreadful villain Apocalypse. The actor was very excited when he finds out that there's a discussion of him playing the character.
"I was excited about it. I was excited to explore those worlds. There is something more mythical ... basically, you're playing God. It's a challenge," Isaac said.
In another interview with IndieWire, the actor shared his experiences in filming "X-Men: Apocalypse," "With 'X-Men' it was great because there's an embodiment of such big ideas, you're not working in the realm of naturalism. And just because something's natural doesn't mean that it's interesting."
The "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star also disclosed that he enjoys pushing his performance into other places and express more than just an individual's personality. These are among the things he finds really fun doing while playing the role of Apocalypse.
"X-Men: Apocalypse" will hit the big screens on May 27, 2016.
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