Oscar Isaac Wishes X-Men Apocalypse Was a Better Film

X-Men: Apocalypse star Oscar Isaac opened up about the poorly received Marvel movie and how he hoped it could have turned out better.

Although Isaac stopped short of disowning X-Men: Apocalypse outright, he nevertheless admitted the film didn't turn out as well as he would have liked. "I wish it would have been a better film and that they would have taken care of the character a little better, but those are the risks," the actor told The New York Times. Despite this, Isaac insisted that he still has fond memories of the production.

The Guatemalan-born American actor also shared his reasons for signing on to play En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse in the first place. "There were these amazing actors involved that I really wanted to work with, [James] McAvoy and [Michael] Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence," Isaac explained. "I collected X-Men growing up, and I loved Apocalypse, I just found him such a freaky, weird character. And then you get there and you're like, 'Oh my God, I've got all these prosthetics on. I've got a suit on. I can't move. I can't see anybody. All these actors I wanted to work with – I can't even see who they are.'"

X-Men: Apocalypse opened to lukewarm reviews back in 2016, with several critics judging it inferior to its direct predecessor, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Isaac's portrayal of the film's titular villain was singled out for particular criticism, with many reviewers arguing that the heavy prosthetics used to transform Isaac into Apocalypse hurt his performance. Fortunately for Isaac, he's had better luck with his latest superhero outing, Moon Knight, which debuted to decidedly more positive reviews.

The Disney+ series sees the star play not only Moon Knight himself but also his two civilian alter egos, Marc Spector and Steven Grant. Isaac was frequently required to portray both personas in the same scene while filming, an effect sometimes accomplished by using a body double played by Isaac's brother, Michael Hernandez. Hernandez recently discussed the filming process, revealing that his version of Marc Spector was given the humorous nickname "Mork Sphincter."

Moon Knight's sixth and final episode is set to air on May 4 and will reportedly be the show's shortest episode. Episode 1, "The Goldfish Problem," is currently the shortest episode released to date with a runtime of 47 minutes, whereas Episodes 2, 3, 4 and 5 all clock in over the 50-minute mark.

Isaac is already teasing the Fist of Khonshu's future once Moon Knight wraps up. The star recently expressed interest in seeing Moon Knight go head-to-head with his comic book nemesis Bushman, describing the supervillain's intense backstory as "pretty amazing."

Source: The New York Times

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