The X-Men: Apocalypse cast is still not fully decided, though some names have been firmly attached to Bryan Singer’s next mutant movie project. Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence are definitely returning as Magneto, Professor Xavier, and Mystique, respectively.
Evan Peters and Nicholas Hoult will also be reprising their now-famous roles, and some fans are hoping to see less Wolverine this time, if he even appears. With the introduction of Channing Tatum as Remy Lebeau (Gambit), a controversial new casting, we might just forget about Wolverine having been in every X-Men movie to date.
X-Men staples Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm haven’t had major roles since X-Men: The Last Stand, and now they’re a bit younger and require a new set of people to play them.
Among the new X-Men: Apocalypse cast rumored to join are Sophie Turner (Barely Lethal), Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Elle Fanning (Maleficent), and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) as Jean Grey, according to Coming Soon. Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass 2) was allegedly offered the role, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts.
Rumored to play Cyclops are Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar), Ben Hardy (EastEnders), Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society), Taron Edgerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Jamie Blackley (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Tye Sheridan (Mud). Sheridan is rumored to be the top pick for the film.
Storm has a shorter list of rumored actresses, states Latino Review. Zendaya Coleman (KC Undercover) and Alexandra Shipp (Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B) may take up the role of the African royalty with weather control.
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It is possible that with these characters just joining the team, we’ll see something similar to First Class, as Xavier trains the fan-favorite mutants to control their powers. Another possibility for the X-Men: Apocalypse story is that Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm, and Gambit will all end up becoming the Four Horsemen, since they’re just joining the team and En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) may decide to threaten Xavier with his own recruits.
This is all we know so far about the new X-Men: Apocalypse cast, and with the May 27, 2016 release date, a lot can change.
Who are your favorites to play the roles of Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm?
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