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Apocalypse Speaks: Oscar Isaac talks Four Horsemen

April 24th, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments

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With only a year to go until Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Age of Apocalypse hits cinemas, actor Oscar Isaac has been letting a few details slide about how Apocalypse assembles his army.

Speaking to IGN, Isaac, who will play the blue-lipped prehistoric mutant of doom, had this to say: “Without giving anything away, the recruitment of the Four Horsemen is very cool. It’s very interesting the way that he does that. You know the idea of – the way that cult leaders do – they find people that are in need of something and try to fulfill that thing in them – as it relates to every one of the Horseman.”

Singer has already confirmed that Ben Hardy will be playing Archangel, the cybernetically-enhanced Angel who traditionally fulfilled the role of Death in the Four Horsemen. Given the variety of Marvel’s finest who have been members of Apocalypse’s ranks over the years, it’s anyone’s guess who fulfills the roles of War, Famine and Pestilence.

I’m still narked at the lack of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan in major roles though…

X-Men: Apocalypse opens May 27, 2016.


Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...