“Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner, “Mud” star Tye Sheridan, and “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” star Alexandra Shipp have joined the cast of the latest "X-Men" movie, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” director Bryan Singer announced on his Twitter account on Friday. The stars are going to play the younger versions of three mutants in the superhero sequel.
Turner will play the role of Jean Grey, which was portrayed by Famke Janssen. Sheridan will play the role of laser-sighted Cyclops, previously played by James Marsden, and Shipp will feature as Storm, a role made famous by Halle Berry.
The stars will join James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Oscar Isaac and Nicholas Hoult (Beast) in the upcoming film.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015
Chloe Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld and Elle Fanning were previously being considered for the role of Jean Grey, while "EastEnders" star Ben Hardy was rumored to play Cyclops, according to reports.
“X-Men: Apocalypse,” which is expected to be based on Marvel Comics' 1995 miniseries Age of Apocalypse, is scheduled to release worldwide on May 27, 2016.