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Variety are reporting that Oscar Isaac has been cast as the title villain in the upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ movie. Isaac’s name will be known to many from his casting in ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ and is most well known for his parts in ‘Inside Llewin Davis,’ ‘Drive’ and ‘Sucker Punch.’

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The Apocalypse character was teased in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ He was shown as a young boy, but the version we see in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is rumoured to be much more like what we know from the comics and will be a mutant that is thousands of years old. In January, Bryan Singer was quoted as saying “What would people thousands of years ago, without the benefit of science, think mutants were? And more importantly, what would mutants thousands of years ago think they were? Gods? Titans? Angels? Demons? And if such mutants did exist thousands of years ago, what became of them? Did one survive?”

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will be directed by Bryan Singer, with a script written by Simon Kinberg. The film is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016.

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