Oscar Isaac is having a good year. Not only is he in the new upcoming Star Wars film, but Variety reports that the actor has just closed a deal to join the cast of X-Men: Age of Apocalypse.
Best known for his lead role in Inside Llewyn Davis, Isaac will play En Sabah Nur later known as Apocalypse, an immortal supervillain born with mutant powers and bent on universal domination. According to director Bryan Singer, the film will be set during the 1980s and most of the cast from the previous X-Men film are set to return. This includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence.
However, back in September writer/producer Simon Kinberg did mention in an interview that if Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm were to be in Age of Apocalypse, new actors would be brought in since the storyline takes place 10-15 years before the original X-Men were formed.
Still, Singer promises this film will feature mass destruction never seen before in any X-Men movie as the plot now gives room for that kind of visual event.
X-Men: Age of Apocalypse is set to be released on May 27, 2016.
Sources: Variety and io9.