Tye Sheridan opens up about his time working with Oscar Isaac on X-Men: Apocalypse and recalls why he felt sorry for his co-star during filming.
Tye Sheridan opens up about his time working with Oscar Isaac on X-Men: Apocalypse and recalls why he felt sorry for his co-star during filming. The ninth installment in Fox’s X-Men film series acted as a sequel to Days of Future Past and took the action back to the past as the titular ancient mutant is revived in 1983 and begins efforts to wipe out modern civilization, of which the X-Men are the only ones capable of stopping it. The cast for the film saw the returns of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till and Rose Byrne while also introducing Isaac, Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Lana Condor and Olivia Munn to the fold.
Hitting theaters in 2016, X-Men: Apocalypse saw a generally mixed reception from critics and audiences alike, who generally criticized its overstuffed plot and clichéd depiction of the titular villain. Despite this, the film was still a box office success, grossing over $543 million against its $178 million budget. This success would lead to the sequel, Dark Phoenix, which became the worst-reviewed installment in the franchise and the second-lowest grossing in the franchise behind The New Mutants, only grossing $252 million against its $200 million budget and losing the studio an estimated $133 million, effectively ending the franchise.