Just when I thought I wouldn’t blog about anything for a while, it appears that a late development has caught my attention. Last year, Bryan Singer returned to the X-Men cinematic universe for the installment that bridged his first installments of the franchise with Matthew Vaughn’s prequel featuring young incarnations of most of the main characters. X-Men: Days of Future Past proved to be a success that altered the course of history in the X-Men franchise and a success at the box office, thus opening the follow-up which will pit the X-Men against their most powerful adversary yet, the first mutant named En-Sabah-Nur, a.k.a. Apocalypse. For some time now, Singer has made his intentions clear to seek out young actors to play counterparts to James Marsden, Famke Janssen and Halle Berry and it seems he has found that young talent to add to the X-Men universe.
X-Men: Apocalypse will take place ten years after Days of Future Past, with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters reprising their roles from the previous films and Oscar Isaac will portray the title character and antagonist. Now, Alexandra Shipp will join the cast as young Ororo Monroe, a.k.a Storm, Tye Sheridan as a young Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops, and Sophie Turner as a young Jean Grey. Shipp and Turner have impressive and extensive television experience; Shipp is an up-and-comer known for roles on Ray Donovan and Switched at Birth and Turner is a mainstay from the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. Sheridan has built a respectable career in film with roles in Tree of Life and Mud. These are three young and gifted actors and now they will be young
mutants students at Xavier’s School for the Gifted. X-Men: Apocalypse will make it to theaters by May 27, 2016.