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New names in the pot for Storm, Cyclops and Pheonix roles in X-Men Apocalypse?

January 10th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Following our report in November (here) regarding the casting of a younger Jean Grey and Scott Summers, AKA Pheonix and Cyclops, further names have pooped into the pot, including some for Oro Munroe AKA Storm.

For Jean Grey, the list now apparently includes: Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Saoirse Ronan (Atonement) join the previously rumoured Elle Fanning (Super 8) and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, ). Apparently the previously rumoured Chloe Grace Moretz, or Hit Girl as we know her, was offered the part but had to decline due to scheduling.

For the role of Cyclops we had already heard Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar), Ben Hardy (EastEnders(?)) and Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society) now joint them is Taron Edgerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Jamie Blackley (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Tye Sheridan (Mud).

The Storm shortlist includes Zendaya Coleman (KC Undercover) and Alexandra Shipp (Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B) both are pictured below.

It seems likely that this would be a multi-picture deal for whoever gets cast.

Confirmed to star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac and Nicholas Hoult

X-Men: Apocalypse is scripted by Simon Kinberg, Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris and will star James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac and Nicholas Hoult.

It will be released on May 27, 2016.

Source: Comingsoon via Latino Review and The Wrap


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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….

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