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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Needless to say, the technology employed in creating the visual effects in today’s blockbusters is nothing short of incredible. I, for one, was blown away by the way Zack Snyder combined flesh and blood actors with CG-costuming in Man of Steel. To know that Michael Shannon’s Zod looked like this…

…when he was just walking around in spandex pajamas, was really cool. Or the way WETA was able to turn some dude with a stick on his head…

into a giant, armored brute…

…was really impressive.

Now Oscar Isaac, the 34 year old Guatemalan and Cuban actor, is saying that similar movie magic will be used to create his portrayal of the En Sabah Nur in X-Men: Apocalypse. “It’ll be a mix [of practical and digital],” he tells Yahoo Movies in a new interview. “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.”

So this should answer the question of how they’re going to turn the 5’9 actor…

…into Apocalypse.

The actor also reveals that X-Men: Apocalypse, has all ready entered pre-production, and that he’s about to meet with the team to begin the designing process. “After we finish here I’m heading to do a head cast, which they do often,” says Isaac. “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.

Isaac’s next big screen appearance will be in Ex Machina, which comes out April 10. Later this year, Isaac will be seen by audiences all over the world when Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out on December 18. Meanwhile, Bryan Singer and his team are prepping X-Men: Apocalypse for its May 27, 2016 release.

SOURCE: Yahoo Movies

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.