X-men Apocalypse has recast young actors as Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm. There have been rumors for a couple months of this. Now, we have confirmed the new casting.
For Jean Grey, we have cast Sophie Turner. Turner is most known for playing Sansa in HBO’s Game of Thrones. This will be the second Game of Thrones actor to jump onto the new X-men movies.
For Cyclops, we have cast Tye Sheridan. Ty had his breakout roll in Tree of Life, alongside Brad Pitt. Then, in 2012, he rocked his roll in Mud, alongside Matthew McConaughey.
And for Storm, we have cast Alexandra Shipp. She has done a couple TV shows and had a roll in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
The casting of these younger actors returns to the idea of the X-men as students and the Professor as a teacher. In the comics, they were teenagers during X-men 1 (although Storm wasn’t a part of the original team). I’ve already written about what this could possibly mean for the universe. You can check out that article here.
What do you think of this move? What do you think of the actors? I’m excited to see what the movie will do with them. For now, only time will tell.