After Oscar Isaac revealed to the world that his performance as the monstrous, villainous titular villain Apocalypse in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse would involve some form of CGI, we were immediately to learn some other news about the project. And by other news, I mean real news. Not to berate Isaac in any way, but lets see him and Apocalypse side by side:
Yeah, I’d say some CGI would be useful. But forget about all that because some more news has come down the pipeline in the form of an official cast list! Not every member of the mutant team has been assembled cast-wise as yet (that we know of), but we do have word from director Bryan Singer himself that Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp will play Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm respectively in X-Men Apocalypse.
So where do we know these guys from? All over the place really, but let’s start with Turner. You’ll most likely know her best as the ever-so-slightly moody Stark daughter Sansa on Game of Thrones. Other film work includes Another Me in 2013 and a couple of projects this year Barely Lethal and Alone. However, it’s fair to say that despite it’s far-off release of May 27th, 2016, her part as the psychic Jean Grey in X-Men might either overshadow or potentially boost her work in 2015.
Next up is Alexandra Shipp, who will be whipping up some wind and lightening as weather controller Storm. Shipp’s gotten a fir dose of acclaim for her part TV show House of Anubis as KT Rush, and like Turner she also has a few films under her belt. Granted, one of them Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel but she did star in Drumline: A New Beat which didn’t have any chipmunks in it at all.
Finally, optic-blasting Cyclops will be re-introduced on the big screen by Tye Sheridan. Sheridan is currently working on The Stanford Prison Experiment alongside fellow superhero-portrayer Billy Crudup, who played Dr Manhattan in Watchmen. Sheridan has also had roles in Tree of Life and Mud.
Other than Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence and Evan Peters, who have already confirmed they will be reprising their roles from the previous two films, Isaac is the only other new cast member to be announced. Hopefully we’ll be getting more news on the project as the film begins filming later this year.
What do you think of the casting choice? Watch this space for all the latest X-Men Apocalypse movie news.