Latino Review is reporting tonight that casting for X-Men: Apocalypse is well underway and a number of hot young actors are up for sizeable roles. We had heard previously that Chloe Grace Moretz was wanted for the younger version of Jean Grey, but apparently, scheduling issues have forced her to pass. Now, director Bryan Singer is testing Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner as well as Saoirse Ronan, who’s seen a lot of success in recent years with films like How I Live Now, Hanna and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Further casting news indicates that Singer is looking at Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Edgerton for young Cyclops, with If I Stay‘s Jamie Blackley and Mud‘s Tye Sheridan both testing as well. Apparently, Sheridan is the frontrunner at this time but currently, no one has signed the dotted line. That being said, Edgerton likely has future commitments to Kingsman given that the film is receiving strong early buzz and will probably yield a sequel, so I’m not too sure that his schedule would allow him to join the X-Men franchise.
Finally, we have one more nugget of casting news to share with you: Alexandra Shipp and Zendaya Coleman are both testing for young Storm. It’s unclear who the frontrunner is, but Singer has his eye on both young actresses for the part and given that Shipp and Coleman are definite rising stars in Hollywood, either of them can easily grab the role.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens on May 27th, 2016. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on any further casting announcements, but for now, tell us, who do you want to see in these roles? Sound off below!
Source: Latino Review