A smart round of casting for the next X-Men installment has been announced. And who did they tap to take over the younger Jean Grey? None other than Sansa Stark, played by Sophie Turner, of Game of Thrones.
Turner is playing the younger version of the role held by Famke Jannsen in X-Men: Apocalypse. Younger players were also cast for Storm, with Alexandra Shipp taking over for Halle Berry, and Tye Sheridan as the new Cyclops, previously played by James Marsden.
Being called a “sort-of-prequel,” according to CNET, the two generations of actors playing the younger and adult versions of the Marvel characters means that we won’t be seeing Sirs Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellen for a bit. Oscar Isaac is set to play the villain in the flick. He’s also slated for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens May 27, 2016.