Oscar Isaac: X-Men: Apocalypse Costume Will Have "Robotic Technology"

Oscar Isaac ('Star Wars: The Force Awakens') is playing the titular villain in 20th Century Fox's [...]


Oscar Isaac ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens") is playing the titular villain in 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse. While he is currently doing press to promote his latest film Alex Garland's Ex-Machina he has fielded a few questions regarding Bryan Singer's next X-Men film. This time he divulged a few details about his character's costume.

"It'll be a mix [of practical and digital]," Isaac tells Yahoo Movies. "I haven't had a script so I haven't had a chance to look through the script and see what the exact requirements are, but I think it'll be a mixture of physical, aided with some robotic technology."

In the comics, Apocalypse is usually illustrated as a gray-skinned (sometimes flesh-colored) and blue-lipped mutant with a costume that is a mix of organics and powerful celestial technology. His costume is actually part of his body and he can use his immense psionic abilities to manipulate its appearance however he likes.

He also discussed the extensive pre-production work awaiting him in the near future. "After we finish here I'm heading to do a head cast [for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'], which they do often," Isaac said. "You spend 3-4 hours with them putting plaster all over your head and they get a sense of what your face is like and what shape your head is, so they can start figuring out the costume and the make up and all that stuff, which is pretty fun."

X-Men: Apocalypse will open in theaters May 27, 2016