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Are we close to a new Jean Grey and Cyclops for X-Men Apocalypse?

November 19th, 2014 by Marc Comments

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Well we already know that X-Men Apocalypse will see a new, younger take on the characters we’ve already met – and it seems that two of the fan favourites – Cyclops and Jean Grey – are nearly cast. Possibly.

According to The Wrap Hit-Girl herself Chloe Moretz, Super 8 star Elle Fanning and Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld are in the running to play the teen psychic Jean Grey while Eastenders actorsBen Hardy, the Golden Compass’ Charlie Rowe and Interstellar’s Timothee Chalamet are in the running to play X-Men leader Scott Summers.

The idea seems to be that Bryan singer wants a known actress as Jean while he’s happy to cast a newbie as Cyclops.

However, “Sources caution that official test offers for the role of Jean Grey have not been made yet and not only are other up-and-comers still in the mix, but it’s unclear whether Fanning is even pursuing the high-profile role at this time.”

We like the idea of Moretz or Fanning in the role as both are already fine, established actresses… but what do you guys think?

X-Men: Apocalypse is due for release on May 27th, 2016.

Source: The Wrap

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….