Storm. Cyclops. Jean Grey. All three are memorable mutants who have made their own legacies on the paneled pages of Marvel's comic books. Fans of the X-Men films have come to know these three heroes through the performances of Halle Berry, James Marsden, and Famke Janssen, respectively. With the earlier timeline of the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, however, viewers will get acquainted with younger versions of this talented super-powered trio, and tonight director Bryan Singer revealed the actors who will play Storm, Cyclops, and Jean Grey in the sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Via Twitter, Singer recently announced that Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, and Sophie Turner will co-star in X-Men: Apocalypse. Shipp (Drumline: A New Beat, Straight Outta Compton) will play Storm, Sheridan (Joe, Scouts vs. Zombies) will portray Cyclops, and Turner (Game of Thrones, Mary Shelley's Monster) will play Jean Grey. Here's the official tweeet from Singer:

"Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops.

Shooting on X-Men: Apocalypse is slated to commence in April, and Fox has set the film for a May 27th, 2016 release. Singer (X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past) will helm X-Men: Apocalypse off a screenplay by Simon Kinberg, from a story by Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. The film is expected to be set in the 1980s and should see the franchise’s core cast (Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and more) return for another round of mutant action, with this next installment looking to be the new series' most calamitous offering yet.

Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) recently signed on to play the titular mega-villain known as Apocalypse, aka En Sabah Nur, who was shown being worshipped like a god by a massive crowd of people in ancient Egyptian times in the post-credits scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past. That version of Apocalypse was an early one, however, and the film will feature a different look for the antagonist. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on X-Men: Apocalypse.

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Source: Twitter
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