Rumors have been swirling for weeks that “X-Men: Apocalypse” would introduce more iconic mutants that fans know and love. Now director Bryan Singer has confirmed that yes, audiences will see a young Storm, Cyclops, and Jean-Grey join the fight against Apocalypse.
Not only that, but the three characters have already been cast. Meet the newest mutants: Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, and Tye Sheridan.
– Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015
Making announcements on Twitter is old hat these days, but based on Sophie Turner and Alexandra Shipp”s social media reactions, Singer might have let the world know before the young actors” agents even had a chance to break the good news!
– Sophie Turner (@SophieT) January 23, 2015
Alexandra Shipp is best known for her turn as Aaliyah in the biopic “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” and as KT Rush on the Nickelodeon show “House of Anubis.”
Sophie Turner burst onto the scene as Sansa Stark in the mega-hit HBO show “Game of Thrones.”
Relative newcomer Tye Sheridan co-starred with in Matthew McConaughey in the 2012 film “Mud.”
“X-Men: Apocalypse” hits theaters on May 27, 2016.