“Tree of Life” star Sheridan will play Cyclops, “Game of Thrones’” Turner will be Jean Grey, and “Drumline: A New Beat” actress Shipp will play Storm
Sheridan will play a younger version of Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops, Turner will play the telepath Jean Grey, and Shipp will play Storm, who can control the weather.
Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy will all return to their roles as Mystique, Magneto and Professor X, respectively, while Oscar Isaac will play the film’s titular villain Apocalypse.
Apocalypse’s real name is En Sabah Nur, which translates to “the first one,” alluding to the fact that he is considered the first human born with the mutant-X gene. Given his ancient heritage, he is extremely powerful and considers himself a God.
“X-Men Apocalypse” will also highlight Magneto’s romance with Mystique.
Sheridan, best known for breakout roles in Terrence Malick‘s “The Tree of Life” and Jeff Nichols‘ “Mud,” is represented by WME and Mosaic. Turner plays Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones,” now heading into its fifth season, and is repped by CAA. Shipp most recently played Aaliyah on Lifetime’s biopic of the late singer and Osbrink Talent Agency and Elevate.