Halle Berry may have made a return as Storm in the modern storyline of X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it’s been quite some time since Cyclops and Jean Grey appeared in the X-Men movie universe in any significant capacity. That will change in upcoming sequel X-Men: Apocalypse, which will take the X-Men into the 1980s and reintroduce younger versions of Professor X’s steadfast companions.
The matter of who will be playing these characters has been the subject of many rumors, since James Marsden and Famke Janssen are now a little too old to be playing teenagers. Actors that have reportedly been tested for the roles include Saoirse Ronan, Taron Egerton, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Hardy and Zendaya Coleman, but now the three new cast members have officially been revealed.
Director Bryan Singer announced in a tweet that young Scott Summers a.k.a Cyclops will be played by Tye Sheridan (Mud), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) will be starring as young Jean Grey and Alexandra Shipp (Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B) will take on the role of young Ororo Munroe a.k.a Storm. All three actors have been mentioned before in screen testing rumors and, despite being various shades of newcomer, seem like solid choices to play the part of the fledgling mutants.
X-Men: Apocalypse arrives in theaters on May 27th, 2016.