Oscar Isaac has taken on a lot of different roles throughout his career and it sounds like working on X-Men: Apocalypse might have been specifically grueling. While speaking with GQ (via ThePlaylist), actor Oscar Isaac revealed his experience working on the X-Men movie and the makeup/costume involved with his character Apocalypse.
“’Apocalypse,’ that was excruciating. I didn’t know, when I said yes, that I was going to be encased in glue and latex and a 40-pound suit that I had to wear a cooling mechanism at all times. I couldn’t really move my head, ever,” Isaac said about his work on the “X-Men” film.
“I was like, ‘Oh, I get to work with these great actors that I like so much,’ but I couldn’t even see them because I couldn’t move my head. And I had to sit on a specially designed saddle because that’s the only thing I could really sit on, and I would be rolled into a cooling tent in-between takes.”
“And every time I moved, it was like rubber and plastic squeaking. So everything I said had to be dubbed later, as well. And getting it off, was the worst part because they had to kind of scrape it off for hours and hours.”
While I enjoyed my first viewing of Apocalypse the film hasn’t had the same rewatch appeal as some of the others and could have been executed a bit better. I’m super curious to see how Marvel Studios will tackle the team once they get the characters back, I have my fingers crossed they’ll adapt the Jim Lee era of the team. Although I know some fans don’t share this idea and want other incarnations of the team to be adapted.
Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix is expected to be the swan-song for the main X-Men films at 20th Century Fox as the franchise moves over to Marvel Studios. It’s now set for release on June 7th, 2019.