X-Men: Apocalypse Casts Its Young Mutants

Filmmaker Bryan Singer has used Twitter to break the news about the casting of three younger versions of existing “X-Men” characters in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse”.

Alexandra Shipp (“House of Anubis,” “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B”) will play Storm. Sophie Turner, best known for her work as Sansa Stark in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” will play Jean Grey. Finally, “Mud” and “Tree of Life” actor Tye Sheridan will play Cyclops.

The announcement follows weeks of speculation about the various actors up for these roles in the 1980s-set project, these actors taking over for the likes of Halle Berry, Famke Janssen and James Marsden who played the parts in the original trilogy of “X-Men” films along with last year’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.