Oscar Isaac is making his rounds around town to promote Ex Machina, and while he's not saying much about his appearance as X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, /x-men-apocalypse-villain-mutant-power-oscar-isaac/he is dropping subtle hints about his appearance as the main villain in next year's X-Men: Apocalypse. While earlier in the week he claimed to know little about the costume he will be wearing as Apocalypse, he now reveals that this titan in the X-Men universe will actually be a mix of CGI and robotic machinery.
"It'll be a mix [of practical and digital]. I haven't had a script so I haven't had a chance to look through the script and see what the exact requirements are, but I think it'll be a mixture of physical, aided with some robotic technology."
While it's expected that some of the Apocalypse costume will be brought to life via motion capture technology, Oscar Isaac is making it clear that he will be on set with the other X-Men: Apocalypse actors. He says that he will soon be having a head cast made, which will utilize the latest in robotic technology:
"After we finish here I'm heading to do a head cast [for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'], which they do often. You spend 3-4 hours with them putting plaster all over your head and they get a sense of what your face is like and what shape your head is, so they can start figuring out the costume and the make up and all that stuff, which is pretty fun."
While a lot of today's enormous sized characters are rendered solely using motion capture technology, such as Hulk and Thanos, it may be refreshing to see this giant villain brought to life using practical effects. What do you think about this aesthetic choice?