This GAME OF THRONES Star Could Join X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
Over at Latino-Review, El Mayimbe just broke the news about a handful of actors who are actually testing for the roles of young Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm in Bryan Singer's upcoming sequel X-Men: Apocalypse.
The most interesting battle, in my mind, is for the role of young Jean Grey. Reportedly, Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner and Hanna star Saoirse Ronan are testing for that part, and both seem like solid choices for the young telepath. Personally, I'd love to see Turner take a step up into the world of big-budget filmmaking, so I'm pulling for her to win this role.
As for the guys up for young Cyclops, the contenders are currently Taron Edgerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Jamie Blackley (If I Stay), and Tye Sheridan (Mud). Of these three, I've only seen Sheridan on the big screen before, so I suppose I should reserve judgment until I catch up with the other guys' filmographies before I throw in my thoughts on which one would be a good fit for a young Scott Summers.
And finally, two actresses are vying for the role of Storm: Alexandra Shipp (Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B) and Zendaya Coleman (Shake It Up). Again, I haven't seen either of these ladies work, so I can't say who I think would make a good Storm. It's clear that Singer and company are at least thinking about casting some up-and-comers in these roles, but it'd be cool if Turner ended up playing Jean Grey. They'd likely be able to pull in some more of the Game of Thrones crowd - although, I doubt there are many Game of Thrones fans out there who weren't already planning on seeing X-Men: Apocalypse.
The film is slated for release on May 27th, 2016, so we should be hearing some official casting news soon.