With the huge critical and monetary success of Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past", it's safe to say we are all quite excited for "X-Men: Apocalypse". Now three big casting announcements have been revealed and it continues to help further the momentum.
It's been confirmed that Tye Sheridan will play the younger Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops, Sophie Turner will play Jean Grey and Alexandra Shipp will play Storm.
Out of the list, Sheridan is probably the most recognizable of the bunch. He shined alongside Matthew McConaughey in "Mud", as well as opposite Nicolas Cage in "Joe". He is an extremely gifted young actor and this feels like a great move for his career right now, after gaining so much respect from indies out of the gate.
James Marsden, who plays the older Cyclops, apparently approves of this casting. In a recent interview, he stated, "I think he’s a wonderfully talented actor who blew me away in ‘Mud.’ I’ve never seen a kid that young be that present and that powerful. So I think he’s a perfect fit, and I congratulate him."
Turner is best known for her role as Sansa Stark in the fantastic "Game of Thrones" and Shipp recently played Aaliyah in a Lifetime movie about her. If you are still unfamiliar with their work, you certainly won't be, for better or for worse, after this huge blockbuster. But something tells me they're going to do these characters justice.
Fox has certainly done their part in expanding their X-Men universe at an extremely rapid pace. We have "Deadpool", "Gambit" and "Apocalypse" all coming in the next few years. It's a great time to be a mutant, or a fan of them at least, if you're not that lucky.
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"X-Men: Apocalypse" will hit AMC Theatres on May 27th, 2016
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