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Jean Grey And Cyclops Casting Rumours

UPDATE: Bryan Singer, the director of X-Men: Apocalypse, took to Twitter last night to shed some light on some of those casting rumours that have been floating about like a drunk mutant. The news has now been revealed that Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner will indeed take over from Famke Janssen to play Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan from Mud will done James Marsden’s Cyclops glasses and Alexandra Shipp will need to be fitted for some white contact lenses to take over from Halle Berry’s Storm.  All the characters are being cast younger as Apocalypse is set in the ’80s.  Source – Bryan Singer on Twitter 

While we caught a glimpse of the key characters from the X-Men franchise in X-Men: Days Of Future Past in their old guise as Famke Janssen and James Marsden it seems they will need re-casting for the latest film in the series.  That is because X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the ’80s meaning the characters will be younger than we’ve seen them previously.

So with that news in hand the casting rumours about who will play Jean Grey and Cyclops, aka Scott Summers, for X-Men: Apocalypse have started and they’re good.  Latino Review are reporting that the likes of Kingsman star Taron Egerton, Mud’s Tye Sheridan and If I Stay’s Jamie Blackley are all being considered to don the funky eye-wear for the role of cyclops.

Those rumoured to be vying for the part of Jean Grey meanwhile include Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner and  Saoirse Ronan who has a little action background with Hanna.  There’s also rumours that the likes of Alexandra Shipp and Zendaya Coleman are said to be in the running to play a young Storm, played in previous films by Oscar winner Halle Berry.

Bryan Singer is once again behind the camera for this one which will make it his fourth X-Men movie with the likes of Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult all returning with the likes of Channing Tatum‘s Gambit rumoured to be appearing to fight off big-bad Apocalypse who is being played by Inside Llewyn Davis’ Oscar Isaac.  Source – Latino Review 

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