“X-Men: Apocalypse” Looking to Cast Young Jean Grey and Scott Summers

And by young, we mean young.

We Want YOU!  For Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters!

We Want YOU!
For Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters!

According to reports, Bryan Singer is faced with recasting two of the most iconic X-Men for their roles in the Apocalypse inspired next installment of the (basically-rebooted) X-Men franchise.

For the role of Jean Grey, it looks like it’s mostly between Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, 30 Rock, Hugo, Carrie), Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8, We Bought a Zoo), and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender’s Game).

Image credit blogs.indiewire.com/

Image credit blogs.indiewire.com/

At least, that’s the short list. There are said to be others in the contending.

For the role of a young Scott Summers/Cyclops, the names Ben Hardy (East Enders), Charlie Rowe (Never Let Me Go), and Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar, Red Band Society) are being thrown around.

We can't find relative unknowns who actually look like the people they're supposed to grow up into..?

We can’t find relative unknowns who actually look like the people they’re supposed to grow up into..?

This has fans speculating that, since the ladies of for the role of Jean Grey are each significantly further along in their careers than the young men, Kean Grey’s role will be much more significant in the film, as the reecurent cast members from First Class and onwards return to battle the world’s first, and arguably most powerful, mutant in the 1080s.

Bring on the leg warmers and side ponytails.

X-Men: Apocalypse has a release date of May 27, 2016.

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Posted on November 19, 2014, in 2016 Movies, Movie News, X-Men, X-Men Days of the Future Past and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Interesting! I’m trying to get my head around the timeline though and working out why they have to be so young, but I guess it depends on when you ‘date’ the earlier X-Men 1 & 2, and this film being set in the 1980s.

  2. I think Chloe wouldn’t be the worst choice, but the girl from GoT does have some merit. Doesn’t matter anyway, it appears neither of them is being considered, would have liked to see Chloe as Jean grey

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