Rumors have been floating that Halle Berry, Famke Janssen and James Marsden were going to be replaced in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie. I didn’t believe it, because of how X-Men: Days Of Future Past ended. It fixed all the mess that The Last Stand left and I was very happy that the original cast was coming back.
However, the director Brian Singer announced yesterday that a new generation of actors has joined the cast of Apocalypse to play the roles of Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops. I don’t know wether they will replace the original cast or they will be playing younger versions of the characters, I hope the second.
I have to say that, although I prefer the original cast, I’m quite happy with the choices they made here. Check the casting for these mutants below!
Sophie Turner, best known for playing Sansa Stark in Game Of Thrones, will be Jean Grey. I think she’s the perfect choice for a young version of the character, but if they’re really casting her for the whole movie, I would’ve gone with Jessica Chastain.
Storm will be played by Alexandra Shipp. I only know her for incarnating Aaliyah in her Lifetime biopic and she did a good job, so I like this choice as well. Again, if they’re going with her for the full movie I would’ve chosen an older actress like Lupita Nyong’o. Well I’d pick Zoe Saldana, but she’s already in Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Finally, Tye Sheridan will replace James Marsden as Cyclops. I don’t know who this guy is, his face looks very familiar though, but I haven’t seen any of his movies. I think James was the perfect choice for Cyclops and I can’t picture anyone doing it better.
I hope they’re going with this casting for a younger version of the mutants, because all these characters are adults in the comics and I don’t want to see teenage versions of them for the whole film.
What do you think about this new casting? Are you excited to see X-Men: Apocalypse? It premieres May 27 next year so we don’t have to wait long!