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Tom Perkins

The day has finally come and now we know who is playing our beloved Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey in the new 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

Today on Twitter Bryan Singer, who directed 'X-Men', 'X-Men 2' & the most recent instalment to the franchise 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' announced the new casting for the younger versions of Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey as the original actors (James Marsden/Cyclops, Halle Berry/Storm & Famke Janssen/Jean Grey) in the first three X-Men films would not be reprising their roles in the upcoming 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

It has been announced that Tye Sheridan who is most known for his role in 'Mud' (2013) will be playing laser-eye shooting badass Cyclops.

Alexandra Shipp who most known for her role in Nickelodeon's TV show 'House of Anubis' (2011) has been cast to play the weather-controlling Storm in the upcoming sequel.

And last but not least, Sophie Turner who is best known for her role in 'Games of Thrones' (2011) will be playing the telekinesis controlling Jean Grey.

Bryan Singer's latest tweet.
Bryan Singer's latest tweet.

It's been a big week for X-Men fans as earlier this week it was also announced by Sir Patrick Stewart himself (Professor X) that he and Sir Ian McKellen (Magneto) will not be reprising their roles in the upcoming Days of Future Past sequel.

"No. Nor Sir Ian McKellen, either,"
"I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters," Stewart added. "And so I don't think we'll be making an appearance."

It's still not confirmed whether or not Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine for the 8th time, but due to his power of not ageing I am sure they will fit him in somehow.

'X-Men: Apocalypse' has been said to have the most action out of all of the previous X-Men films and is to be set in the 1980s which is around 20 years after 'X-Men: First Class' and around 10 years after 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.

'X-Men: Apocalypse' is due to hit theatres May 27th, 2016 and is set to start filming in April of 2015.


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