First Look: Sophie Turner As Jean Grey In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
Director Bryan Singer shared the first photo of Sophie Turner as a young Jean Grey from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse on Thursday.
First Photo: Sophie Turner As Jean Grey
Turner, who currently stars as Sansa on HBO’s Game of Thrones has traded in her long hair and gowns for an ‘80s look in X-Men: Apocalypse. Turner stands dressed in high waisted jeans and a blue, structured jacket next to Lana Condor, who plays Jubilee. Jean Grey was one of the main characters in the early 2000s X-Men films, as played by Famke Janssen, but this will be the big screen debut for Jubilee, who can shoot energy from her hands. Technically, Jubilee was reportedly featured in the past X-Men franchise, but she was essentially a background performer.
“Fun second day,” wrote Singer, posting the photo on Instagram.
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Kodi Smit-McPhee Is Nightcrawler
This week, the studio also released the first photo of Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In) as Nightcrawler. Nightcrawler previously appeared in 2003’s X-Men 2 played by Alan Cumming.
Also joining the cast as younger versions of X-Men favorites are Tye Sheridan (Joe), who will star as a young Cyclops, and Alexandra Shipp (Aaliyah), who will play a young Storm.
“They’re as much a part of the movie as our main cast. Scott is not yet the squeaky-clean leader. Storm is a troubled character who is going down the wrong path in life. And Jean is complex, interesting and not fully mature. It’s fun to see someone struggling with their powers when you know one day they’ll become the most powerful person in the world,” Singer said of the young X-Men.
The new cast also includes Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, the villain. The talented actors join an already packed cast full of returning X-Men: Days of Future Past cast members, including Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set to hit theaters May 27, 2016.
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