[X-Men: Apocalypse](movie:1194267) is not short of casting rumors. Tons of names have been thrown in to the casting mix. Names like Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society) and Hailee Steinfield (3 Days To Kill) have all been in the rumor pot for a while now.
Well today, some more names have been whispered throughout Hollywood. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, is rumored to be playing a young Jean Grey in the upcoming X-Men film. She joins the above mentioned Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfield, as well as Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel) in the shortlist of names.
I'm a huge fan of Sophie Turner so of course I would be excited if she was cast as Jean Grey. But I honestly have to say that out of all the rumored folks, Saoirse Ronan is who I'd go with. She certainly looks the part already.
Cyclops also has some new names in his shortlist.
Joining the already rumored Charlie Rowe, Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar), and Ben Hardy (EastEnders) are Taron Edgerton ([Kingsman: The Secret Service](movie:713143)), Jamie Blackley (If I Stay) and Tye Sheridan (Mud). According to a reporter at The Wrap named Jeff Sneider, Sheridan is the forerunner for the part.
The last superhero to get some rumored castings is Ororo Munroe, a.k.a Storm!
The first name is Zendaya Coleman of Shake It Up fame. Zendaya is also known for being cast as Aaliyah in the biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B before dodging the bullet and pulling out the widely negatively-received film.
Speaking of, Alexandra Shipp, the girl who took her spot in the Aaliyah biopic is the second name to be dropped. Both are talented but a bit lesser known than the others on this list, at least by me, so I'm not sure how either would do as a young Storm.
The roles of these young X-Men might not be very large ones, and some if not all of them may only be cameos or small parts. X-Men: Apocalypse is confirmed to star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac and Nicholas Hoult, with more names to be confirmed soon. The film is expected to be the conclusion of the First Class trilogy (but most certainly not the end of X-Men films) and is hitting theaters on May 27th, 2016!
Who do you want to see as Jean Grey?
Who do you want to see as Cyclops?