Guatemalan-born actor and Golden Globe nominee Oscar Isaac will take the leading role in the forthcoming 2016 flick "X-Men: Apocalypse."

Actor Oscar Isaac attends the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 2014 Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Be very afraid, because Oscar Isaac has been named the new villain in town. But don’t get too scared, it’s only his duty in the forthcoming “X-Men” flick.

The Guatemalan-born actor is set to take the leading role of En Sabah Nur, also known as Apocalypse, in the 2016 release, “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

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Set to hit theaters on May 27th, 2016, the latest “X-Men” installment is directed by Bryan Singer, who is returning to the director’s chair after releasing “X-Men” (2000), “X2″ (2001), “X-Men: First Class” (2011) and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (2011).

Singer recruited the Miami-based actor because he’s a critic’s favorite, noticed for starring in the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” for which he earned a 2014 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.

Singer worked on the story with Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris and Simon Kinberg, who is writing the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Unlike “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which was set in the 1970s, “X-Men: Apocalypse” is set in the 1980s.

THR also reported that Michael Fassbender is returning to the series as Magneto. So are James McAvoy as Professor X and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.

While the movie is still in post-production, the director and producers are still searching for the actors who will play the young versions of Cyclops and Jean Grey, also known as Marvel Girl.

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“X-Men: Apocalypse” is not the only action-packed film that Oscar Isaac has up his sleeves.

The Latino actor also forms part of the cast for the upcoming “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, ” also starring “Mexi-Kenyan” actress Lupita Nyong’o in 2015.

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