‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Designs For the Titular Villain

By June 24, 2016

In a movie filled with bad decisions, maybe the worst that Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, and co. chose to do on X-Men: Apocalypse was cover their villain, played by the spectacular Oscar Isaac, in what seemed like inches of blue prosthetic makeup and armor that ended up making the villain look cartoon-y instead of villainous. The fact that Isaac’s performance was so over-the-top and absent at times throughout didn’t help either.

Concept artist Jerad S. Marantz (Batman v Superman, Captain America: Civil War) recently took to his official website however, and revealed some of his original concept art for the villain, which give him his signature grey skin rather than the film’s blue and doesn’t seem nearly as Power Rangers-y.

Marantz wrote, “Early costume concept art for Apocalypse for X Men: Apocalypse for costume designer Louise Mingenbach. This guy was on my bucket list. He’s one of my all time favorite Marvel villains.” Check out the photos for yourself below:

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The differences are small, but noticeable, and I can’t help but believe that if Singer and co. hadn’t chosen to completely cover up one of the most talented actors on the planet right now, it would have at the very least given him a bit more of a presence than he had in the actual movie. Though I imagine not even a good performance from Oscar Isaac could have helped the movie when it came to some of its script and pacing issues. Nonetheless, I don’t think I’m the only one who probably would have preferred this look in the film.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable