X-Men: Apocalypse Cast and Costume News

Posted January 23, 2015 by Richard Hoskins in Movies & TV

Our Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm have been cast while details about the Apocalypse costume have been revealed!

Lots of big news came out today concerning the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie. Director Bryan Singer took to Twitter and revealed some great casting news.

If you’re not caught up with all your celebrity Twitter handles, Storm will be played by actress Alexandra Shipp. She’s young, but she’s been in the movie Straight Outta Compton and Nickelodeon TV show House of Anubis. Though we’re not sure how she’ll perform in a role with such a large fan base already behind the character, she has the potential to pull it off. With Singer having promised a mohawk rocking, leather jacket wearing storm, we’re interested in seeing how Shipp approaches her role.

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As for the omega level mutant Jean Grey, long time rumors have been confirmed as Sophie Turner (of Game of Thrones fame) takes on the role. She already looks the part and judging from her past performances, I think she’ll do well.


Last but definitely not least, the role of Cyclops will be filled by young, up and coming actor Tye Sheridan. Having starred in movies Joe and Mud along with having a role in TV show Last Man Standing, he’s shown some great acting potential which will hopefully translate well into the X-Men universe.

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It was also recently revealed by actor Oscar Issac, who will be playing the role of Apocalypse, the main villain himself, that his costume will be a mix of CG and practical effects. Speaking about his experiences in the role thus far, he highlighted, ‘I’m heading to do a head cast [for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’], which they do often,’ and that ‘You spend 3-4 hours with them putting plaster all over your head and they get a sense of what your face is like and what shape your head is, so they can start figuring out the costume and the make up and all that stuff, which is pretty fun.’

Having been a question on X-Men fans minds since the announcement of Apocalypse’s place in the franchise, it might be worthwhile noting that in the comics, Apocalypse can control and change the molecules of his body to take on different forms – perhaps this will play some part in the costuming decision.


Assembling quite the strong case of young talent, we can’t wait to see how Bryan Singer pulls it all together. Due to be released on May 27th 2016, be sure to keep an eye out for more X-Men: Apocalypse news as it is revealed.

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