Teased in the after-credits scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the mega-villain known as Apocalypse, aka En Sabah Nur, was seen being worshipped like a god by a massive crowd of people in Egyptian times. With the next film in the mutant hero series titled X-Men: Apocalypse, it was no secret that the ancient being would be the head villain in the next installment, and we now know that he will be played by Oscar Isaac.

Variety reports that Oscar Isaac has signed on to play Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse, due out in theaters from 20th Century Fox on May 27th, 2016. Viewers may remember Isaac from an array of past roles, including the redemptive ex-con Standard in 2011's Drive, the musician Reeves in 2011's 10 Years, the titular character in 2013's Inside Llewyn Davis, and the lead character Abel Morales in the upcoming A Most Violent Year. Isaac also plays an unknown role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Bryan Singer (X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past) will helm X-Men: Apocalypse off a screenplay by Simon Kinberg, from a story by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the 1980s and should see the franchise's core cast (Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and more) return for another round of mutant action, with this next installment looking to be the franchise's most calamitous offering yet.

For those unfamiliar with the Apocalypse character from the Marvel comic books, we have his description below (via the Marvel database):

"Apocalypse's full extent of powers remain to be revealed, especially to the extent of which powers have since been augmented by alien technology. Apocalypse claims to have control of his body on the molecular level and structure-- allowing him to shape change and elongate with virtually unlimited range, to increase density and allow his body to mimic metals and armors, to teleport, and to be virtually immune to the effects of age. Apocalypse can also increase and enhance his strength to levels surpassing that of the Incredible Hulk. Apocalypse can grow to giant sizes, and gain the power of flight, sometimes through turning his arms into wings or jets. Apocalypse can also transform himself into a variety of human disguises.He has exhibited energy absorbing and projecting abilities in the past. Apocalypse has been termed an "External," due to his mutant ability of immortality. Briefly, Apocalypse has shown potential to be a powerful psionic.It has further been hinted that Apocalypse's body is ravaged by a techno-organic disease. Many of his regenerated bodies must use an exoskeleton body armor to prevent his energies from consuming him. Apocalypse can apparently merge/switch host bodies to continually revive his self-consuming body."

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Source: Variety
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