'X-Men: Apocalypse' Casts Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Alexandra Shipp As Jean Grey, Cyclops, And Storm

For a movie that's coming out next summer, there hasn't been too much buzz around Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse recently. That's a sharp contrast from all the buzz its predecessor Days of Future Past had been getting at this stage in its production. Since the big reveal that Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: Episode VII) would be taking on the role of Apocalypse himself, we haven't heard much about the film aside from a few casting rumors. Well now Singer has taken to his Twitter to put those rumors to rest, and has confirmed which talented young actors will be portraying the younger version of key X-Men members Cyclops/Scott Summers, Jean Grey, and Storm. 

We've known for quite sometime now that those three roles were the key parts Singer and company would have to select for the film. Similar to how X-Men: First Class took place in the 1960s, and Days of Future Past in the 70s, its been confirmed that Apocalypse will be following the Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) led team throughout the 80s. We know for a fact that actors Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), and McAvoy would all be returning. Channing Tatum will also be joining the group as famed X-Men member Gambit.
All of the choices Singer has decided to go with seem to fit the criteria of the younger versions of the characters they'll be playing, with Cyclops having originally been played by James Marsden, Jean by Famke Janssen, and Storm by Halle Berry. Tye Sheridan is certainly the standout of the group, with his past works having been indie films (Mud and Joe) where he held his own against A-list stars. He was actually one of my top choices to play Spider-Man if the Marvel Studios' reboot were to happen, so I guess I'm gonna have to cross him off my wishlist for that part. Sheridan was reportedly able to beat out British actors  Jamie Blackley (If I Stay) and Taron Egerton (Kingsmen: The Secret Service) for the part.
Similarly, actress Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) was able to beat out some formidable competition herself. It was rumored that actresses Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent) were all up for the part. Of all them Turner seemed to most passable as a young Famke Janssen, and it helps that she already has the redhead look going for her. As for Alexandra Shipp, her casting has probably been the one that most fans have been skeptical about. While the race for the role was just down to her and former Disney Channel actress Zendaya, Shipp always seemed like the deadringer for a younger version of Halle Berry's Storm. Unfortunately Shipp's only past well known performance was in Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic, which was universally panned. We can only hope that film wasn't a proper display of Shipp's talent, and she'll be able to bring much more to the role of Storm once X-Men: Apocalypse rolls into theaters.
So how do you feel about the choices Singer has decided to go with? Were there any other young actors you would've preferred in the roles? Let us know below!