Now that we know we have a new Storm, Cyclops and Pheonix in Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men Apocalypse (here), we’re waitng to see/hear what sort of take on the characters we’ll be getting.
Now, Game of Thrones’ very own Sansa Starkthe, the lovely Sophie Tuner, has been talking about what she hope to bring to Jean Grey… Pheonix in the movie and why she thinks she was cast: “I think maybe one of the reasons that they chose me is because they saw the dark side of Sansa [Stark].
“Maybe they’re thinking, ‘Oh, Phoenix, Jean Grey.’ I definitely see a lot of parallels in there…..[Jean] struggles with her power and not being accepted in the human world. I think that’s kind of the way Sansa felt in that she really wanted to be a normal princess/queen and live a normal life — and she doesn’t, because of all this havoc happens. I think Jean, in a way, feels that.”
She also is aware that she is picking up the character as the younger version of the one played by Famke Janssen in the previous movies; but she isn’t just limited to copying what has gone before: “I think Famke played Jean incredibly well, but also, I’m playing a younger version of her.
“I want to emulate Famke in a sense, because she has to seem like the Jean in the first movies, but I’m also going to put my own twist on her. I think I’m also going to take inspiration from the comics. I don’t know, we’ll see.”
X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27, 2016.
Oh and Bryan Singer shared this image of Xavier’s Cerebro control panel being constructed for the new movie…