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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Announces Casting For Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey

Thursday 22nd January 2015 by S.J. Borger

Bryan Singer announced who will be playing Storm, Cyclops, and Jean Grey via Twitter today in his upcoming prequel/sequel: X-Men: Apocalypse.

Bsinger Quote

 

The three will be playing fan favorites Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey (portrayed in the original trilogy and last year’s Days of Future Past by James Marsden, Halle Barry and Famke Janssen), with Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton) playing Storm, Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops and Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey.

Xmen Cast
(l-r) Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, and Sophie Turner join the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse as Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey, respectively.

Set in the 80’s–a full two decades before first X-Men movie–Apocalypse also stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy reprising their roles from Days of Future Past.

The movie starts shooting this April and is set to release in May 2016.

What do you guys think? Perfect casting? Don’t know what Singer was thinking? Let us know in the comments!

S.J. Borger

SJB lives in Southern California, though she can't remember deciding to move there from San Francisco. She got a degree in theatre and enjoyed the student loan debt so much she went for a Masters in Film and Television. Per Los Angeles County regulations, she declared herself a screenwriter upon arrival and is often seen typing away in her local Starbucks in order to maintain the persona. She plays a healer on World of Warcraft and therefore will never be allowed to stop playing. You can follow her on Twitter @sjbwrite!