There’s been plenty of casting rumours for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, especially for the younger versions of familiar characters. Now, finally, the actors playing Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm have been revealed.
Just a few weeks ago, Singer narrowed it down to Taron Egerton, Jamie Blackley and Tye Sheridan for Cyclops, Sophie Turner and Saoirse Ronan for Jean Grey, and Alexandra Shipp and Zendaya Coleman for young Storm.
Singer has now revealed through Twitter exactly who will be playing the roles, and the choices are good:
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015
Bryan Singer is directing X-Men: Apocalypse.
Singer has described the upcoming X-Men film, which is expected to feature all cast members including Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy, as the most destructive movie in the franchise.
“‘Apocalypse’ will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon,” he recently said. “There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”
Singer also said that “Apocalypse,” set in the 1980s, will feature younger versions of familiar characters.
“I call these movies in-between-quels. It’s a mind-f**k sometimes in terms of where things fall in the timeline.”
Fox will release the film on May 27, 2016.
Here’s how Marvel.com describe the Apocalypse story:
In the harsh, unforgiving desert of ancient Egypt, ruled by Rama-Tut, a band of nomadic raiders found an infant, gray-skinned and freakish in appearance, abandoned by the settlers of Akkaba. The nomads took the child for their own, giving him the name En Sabah Nur, “The First One,” and teaching him to be “strong” in order to survive the desert as a child.
In recent years, Apocalypse was somehow awakened by the arrival of Cyclops’ son from the future, Cable. Apocalypse made another move against Cyclops and his team, X-Factor, by pitting them against a team of his own creation, the Alliance of Evil. Although he never used his Alliance again, Apocalypse soon formed the Horsemen of Apocalypse to plague humankind, when his ideas to “cull” humanity in order for the rise of mutant supremacy were beginning.