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Bryan Singer reveals who will play young Jean Grey, Storm and Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse
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Bryan Singer reveals who will play young Jean Grey, Storm and Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse

Director Bryan Singer has revealed who will be playing the younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm in forthcoming blockbuster X-Men: Apocalypse. 

Game Of Thrones' Sophie Turner, who most people will know as Sansa Stark, will play Jean Grey, who was brought to life in the original trilogy by Famke Janssen.

Alexandra Shipp, who recently starred as Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, will play the younger Storm, played originally by Halle Berry, and Tye Sheridan, who has starred in Mud and Tree Of Life, will portray a younger Cyclops, a character played originally by James Marsden. 

Singer revealed his new casting decisions on Twitter last night (January 22nd):


X-Men: Apocalypse will see Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters and Nicholas Hoult return for to reprise their roles. Bryan Singer will return as director, working from a script by Simon Kinberg, with a story from Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. 

Oscar Isaac has been cast as the film's key villain, Apocalypse, who was first seen in the post-credit sequence for X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film will be released on May 19th 2016 in the UK and May 27th in the US.

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