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Meet Your Newer, Younger, Hipster X-Men.

Meet Your Newer, Younger, Hipster X-Men.

Kids these days. Getting cast in every movie. It’s been 15 years since Bryan Singer’s original X-Men suited up and now that X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past have revitalized the franchise, the original team is getting recast. Specifically, Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm (played by ancient geezers James Marsden, Famke Janssen and Halle Berry in the original) are going to be played by a trio of teenagers in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Oh, teens. With their Ariana Grande and their Code Red: Mountain Dew. What superhero roles will they steal next?

The most famous of the bunch is your new Jean Grey, Game of Throne‘s Sophie Turner. Only slightly less high profile is the new Cyclops, played by Tye Sheridan, who made an excellent impression in Tree of Life and Mud. Finally, Storm will be played by Alexandra Shipp, rebounding nicely from her last stint in Lifetime’s widely loathed Aaliyah biopic. So, Hollywood’s most unbreakable rule holds true: If you’re an actor who is in any way popular, you will eventually be cast as a superhero …

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