Mutants Are Coming: This ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Just Joined The New ‘X-Men’
The “X-Men: Apocalypse” casting rumors are rumors no more! Director Bryan Singer just announced the three newest mutants on the block, and we’re officially headed into “Game of Thrones” crossover territory.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015
Singer revealed that three of the original movie X-Men — Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm — are back for the upcoming “Apocalypse,” with young new actors Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner and Alexandra Shipp replacing James Marsden, Famke Janssen and Halle Berry, respectively. Each choice is great, but any and all “Thrones” fans (like yours truly) should be losing their minds about Sansa Stark playing Jean Grey
You don’t care? Are you crazy? Turner’s perfect, capable of playing Jean’s poise…
Did we mention her darkness?
Because there is darkness.
Anyway, for her part, Sophie is freaking pumped about joining the “X-Men” movies, if her kneejerk Twitter reaction is any indication.
OMG — Sophie Turner (@SophieT) January 23, 2015
In short, Jean Grey? More like Jean GREAT CASTING.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” arrives on May 27, 2016.