Yes, we've all heard the comparison: Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse Looks Like Ivan Ooze From The Power Rangers Movie!
X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer, however, thinks the criticism of his design for the classic Marvel villain is a little off base. Singer says that the look of the character is actually more faithful than fans realize, and he wants everyone to take a closer look.
In a new feature in Empire, Singer has released a few new hi-res images from his upcoming epic with the hopes that fans will come around and appreciate the character's design. "He'll be very similar to images in the comic," the director says. "There's obviously something very futuristic and yet ancient to the design of both his costume and his physicality."
Honestly, I don't see how that initial image differs in any real way from the ones we've seen. But I will say, since this is the first piece I've had the chance to write on this subject, that I don't dislike the design. I don't think a literal adaptation of the comic book version of Apocalypse would've liked right in live-action, and this one seems to merge the central design concept for the character with a more ancient Egyptian aesthetic. I dig it. More than that, with the talent of an Oscar Isaac to anchor the character's portrayal, I have the utmost faith that Apocalypse is going to be bad ass in the film.
Just remember: When we first got a glimpse of Singer's design for Quicksilver, the internet reacted with a constant flurry of jokes and snickering. Then Quicksilver ended up being one of the coolest things to come out of the Summer Blockbuster Season of 2014.
I know this may be an unpopular stance to take in certain corners of the web but...In Singer, I trust.