Oscar Isaac On Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and X-Men: Apocalypse

Actor Oscar Isaac spoke with Matthew Sardo about the world of science fiction; from his current film by Alex Garland Ex Machina and how he was blown away by the script, to his excitement for his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Isaac commented on if he was hesitant to sign up for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“I was hesitant just as much as, okay is this a character I can play? After you get past the fact that I’m being asked to be in Star Wars, which is amazing and important. But then I have to think, well is there something there I can do with it. Can I bring something to it, and after speaking with J.J. and Lawrence Kasdan and Kathy Kennedy I felt like yeah, this is definitely something I want to be in,” said Isaac.


As far as Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Isaac confirmed that he has filmed some scenes already and he has seen what he will look like in final makeup. He also touched on how he prepared for his role as Apocalypse.

“I’ve been reading the script a lot and trying to come at for me, an interesting angle. Definitely focusing on the fact he is the embodiment of the second coming of the judgments of God and that energy going in. We’re playing with that. What we are trying to do is make his philosophy, and what his mission is, one that is both simple but also holds water, that really makes sense throughout the whole movie. I think Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer, we’ve been able to come up with something very cool,” said Isaac.

Ex Machina is in theaters now, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. will be in theaters on December 18, and X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for May 27, 2016.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.