Updated 04:32 AM EST, Tue, Nov 30, 2021

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Trailer, Cast & Release Date: Oscar Isaac Spills Role Details

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Oscar Isaac will be playing an ominous villain in the upcoming sequel to Marvel's X-Men franchise and he seems to be enjoying it.

In fact, this busy bee in the movie industry has been describing his experience in what Screen Rant dubbed as the 'most imposing' on-screen villain to date.

"I was also a big fan of X-Men, particularly the villain Apocalypse, so when those parts came around and there was interest for me to do them, 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," the 36-year-old Guatemalan American actor explained to Paste magazine.

The task is definitely something he should take seriously considering that he would be playing an X-Men foe that should add an even apocalyptic ingredient to the franchise to top off the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" where the band of mutants of the present and future MCU overcame the adaptive Sentinels as well as time itself.

Like any other mutant, Apocalypse also has an alter ego: En Sabah Nur.

According to Yahoo Movies, En Sabah Nur is considered as the source of the mutant gene, leading some to speculate that Apocalypse is the first mutant who ever existed.

In an interview with The Playlist, Isaac also compared his role as an X-wing fighter pilot known as Poe Dameron in the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with Apocalypse, explaining that he used "different tools" and "different approaches" when portraying these two characters.

"With 'X-Men' it was great because there's an embodiment of such big ideas, you're not working in the realm of naturalism ... Sometimes it's fun to push performance into other places that are not just about the same kind of verité thing," he stated.

"You can go to heightened places in a Greek tragedy or kabuki kind of way. You have these forms that express more than just an individual's personality. And that's been really fun to play with in 'X-Men."

Meanwhile, he described his experience with "Star Wars" as being in "a heightened reality" that considered simplicity as strength.

"Instead of getting out all the colors, you focus on the primary colors and keep it simple and direct."

Marvel's "X-Men: Apocalypse" is due in theaters on May 27, 2016 under the direction of Bryan Singer while Disney and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" debuts on December 18 this year.

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