According to Comicbook.com, 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” has officially announced three of its cast who will be playing the younger versions of Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey in the upcoming pic. Read on for further details.
The 20th Century Fox has cast its Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey in their upcoming installment of the “X-Men” franchise, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” casting “Game of Thrones” star Sansa Stark as the telepathic Jean Grey; Tye Sheridan, who starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in “Mud,” as Scott Summers/ Cyclops; and “House of Anubis” star Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/ Storm.
Moreover, Comicbook.com reported that the studio confirmed that they will be developing a TV series set in the X-Men universe. Fox Entertainment co-chairman Gary Newman says that negotiations with Marvel, who have to sign off on the project, have slowed the process.
“It’s in negotiations, we’re cautiously optimistic; we had a good meeting with them. That will not be on a fast track creatively. This is just the deal, now we have to find the creative,” Newman said in the interview.
Following the events of “Future Past,” “Apocalypse’s” time line has been reset. The film, which is reported to be set in the 1980s will see the return of James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), along with the younger versions of the classic X-Men characters who were featured in previous titles. The pic will focus on the origins of the mutants and will complete a trilogy that began with “X-Men: First Class.” The pic’s main baddies are assumed to be Apocalypse or his four horsemen, which were featured in the post-credit scenes of “Days of Future Past.”
Oscar Isaac, who also plays a role in J. J. Abram’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” will be playing En Sabah Nur or Apocalypse. Heralded as “the first one,” Apocalypse is one of the very first mutants who was born in the age of ancient pharaohs in Egypt. He is both thousands of years old and a monstrous tyrant that has been a longtime foe of the X-Men. He believes that only the strongest, whether mutant or superhuman, should survive. He is the master of the Four Horsemen, of which has made several incarnations within the comic books consisting of mutants and non-mutants alike.
Filming will begin in April 2015 in Montreal, where “ X-Men: Days of Future Past” was also shot, with writer and helmer Bryan Singer returning to direct. “X-Men: Apocalypse” will hit the big screens on May 27, 2016, occupying the same Memorial Day slot for “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” It will be facing off against Disney’s planned “Alice in Wonderland 2,” similarly how “Days of Future Past” squared off against Disney’s “Maleficent.” The upcoming film will be directed by Bryan Singer from a script penned by Mike Dougherty, Dan Harris and Simon Kinberg.
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