With Reporting by Josh Horowitz
Oscar Isaac is living the dream. His dream, at least. Not only is the "A Most Violent Year" actor starring in the most anticipated movie of 2015, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," he's also set to dip his toes in the comic book pond as the most apocalyptic super villain of them all.
Indeed, Isaac is the titular menace in "X-Men: Apocalypse," the followup to "Days of Future Past" set to arrive in 2016. In the comics, Apocalypse is the most ancient mutant in known history, dating all the way back to Ancient Egypt. We even see a glimpse of Apocalypse as a young boy at the tail end of "Days of Future Past," paving the way for his upcoming appearance.
He's perhaps the most identifiable "X-Men" villain outside of Magneto, and fans have waited a long time to see him on film. Isaac is one of those fans, apparently. At the Gotham Awards, he told MTV News that he's been an Apocalypse fan ever since his childhood days as a comic book collector.
"The first comic book I ever collected was 'X-Factor,'" he said. "I read that story with Archangel and Apocalypse. I was also obsessed with the book of Revelation, and anything that referenced the second coming or the rapture… I was a weird kid."
"I was really into Apocalypse," he continued. "When I found out they were interested in me, I got very excited."
"X-Men: Apocalypse" hits theaters on May 18, 2016.