‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Mutants of a Different Age


Turner, Sheridan and Shipp are the new mutants on the block.

Director Bryan Singer has revealed the newest members of the cast of the newest X-Men movie, next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Sophie Turner (Sansa, GAME OF THRONES) will portray Jean Grey/Marvel Girl/Phoenix;  Tye Sheridan will play Scott Summers/ Cyclops; and Alexandra Shipp will be Ororo Munroe/Storm.

On Jan. 22, Singer (@BryanSinger) tweeted:

Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse

While Turner is well-known to audiences as the plucky Sansa Stark, Shipp is probably only known for the title role in the Lifetime TV movie AALIYAH: THE PRINCESS OF R&B. Some folks might recognize Sheridan from The Tree of Life and Mud.

All of these actors are considerably younger than the actors who played Cyke, Jean and Ororo (James Marsden, Famke Janssen and Halle Berry, respectively) in the characters’ previous film incarnations, putting them more in line with the X-Men: First Class mutants.

X-Men Apocalypse is scheduled for a May 27, 2016, release.

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