The casting search for younger mutants in X-Men: Apocalypse is over, with director Bryan Singer announcing on his Twitter page that Sophie Turner will play Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan is starring as Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp will take on Storm. All three actors were mentioned as contenders for their respective roles in a report earlier this month. Saoirse Ronan was also up for Jean Grey, with Zendaya Coleman up for Storm and Taron Egerton and Jamie Blackley in contention for Cyclops. Oddly enough, Taron Egerton definitively stated yesterday that he was not playing Cyclops, and now we know why.
Producer Simon Kinberg confirmed in Septemeber that X-Men: Apocalypse will feature younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm, since the story is set in the 1980s. Very little is known about the story, except that it ends the trilogy that started with X-Men: First Class and continued with last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Bryan Singer is directing from a script he is working on with Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty.
Sophie Turner is best known for playing Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, and she will next be seen on the big screen in Barely Lethal and Another Me. Tye Sheridan recently starred in the indie drama Joe, and also has roles in the upcoming Last Days in the Desert and Scouts Vs. Zombies. Alexandra Shipp most recently played late pop star Aaliyah in the TV movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. Take a look at Bryan Singer's tweet below, and stay tuned for more information on X-Men: Apocalypse.