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Early X-Men: Apocalypse Concept Art Fixes Oscar Isaac's Marvel Villain Look

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Even with favorable comments regarding “X-Men: Apocalypse” and his role in it, Oscar Isaac has gone on the record about the excruciating on-set part of playing Apocalypse. In an interview with GQ, Isaac admitted he didn’t know when he signed on for the project he’d be in for such a complex process to apply the makeup and costume and wear a massive suit: “‘Apocalypse,’ that was excruciating,” Isaac explained (via IndieWire). “I didn’t know when I said yes that that was what was going to be happening. That I was going to be encased in glue, latex, and a 40-pound suit—that I had to wear a cooling mechanism at all times. I couldn’t move my head, ever.”

Considering the costume the production team chose for Isaac’s Apocalypse, featuring considerable prosthetics, wires, and detailed makeup, they seemingly went with one of the more complicated designs for the iconic comic book villain. Jarad Marantz’s concept art is sleeker, and while audiences will never see it in live action, given the simplicity of Apocalypse’s face in the designs, applying it to Isaac would probably have likely been less of a hassle. 

Hopefully, if the Marvel Cinematic Universe chooses to use Apocalypse in upcoming “X-Men” films, with rumors mutants will sideline the Avengers as the most prominent superteam, his comic book look is done justice, as the one chosen for Isaac badly missed the mark.