Variety reports that Oscar Isaac has been cast as the title villain in X-Men: Apocalypse.
“Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that X-Men films, to date, have not relied upon,” Singer told the trade. “There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”
Singer also hinted that Apocalypse could be set in the 1980s and could feature younger versions of familiar characters.
Isaac meanwhile will be seen next in A Most Violent Year opposite Jessica Chastain. The film is a dark horse awards season contender. Fans of the sci-fi/comic book movie genre though will recognize Isaac as one of the actors that are part of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens cast. His character in that film has not been officially disclosed.
X-Men: Apocalypse is slated for a May 27, 2016 release.