Variety is reporting that Oscar Isaac is close to signing on to play En Sabah Nur aka Apocalypse in the 2016 film.
Little is known regarding the film, although, it is said it will be set in the 1980s and will reportedly feature younger versions of familiar X-Men from the first films, including Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm. The film is expected to feature all cast members from X-Men: Days of Future Past including Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy.
X-Men and X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer will return to direct the anticipated film. The director is quoted as saying “‘Apocalypse’ will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date.”
X-Men: Apocalypse is expected in theaters on May 27, 2016.