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Sophie Turner talks playing the new Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse

February 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments


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…


Humble start of the 1983 (guess which set) #XmenApocalypse We’ll get there. #ProfessorX

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

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….