X-Men: Apocalypse is starting to pull its new mutants together – or at least the younger versions of some old mutants. It’s been known that for the last few months Bryan Singer and the other producers have been looking for their youthful Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm.
Now they’ve found them, as Singer himself has revealed via Twitter, ‘Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse’
Deciphering that it means that Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) will play Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Joe) is starring as Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp (Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B) will take on Storm.
They will join the likes of Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult in the movie, who will be going up against Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, an ancient mutant with extraordinary powers that dwarf those of most others. It will be set in the 1980s.
The film is due out May 2016.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015