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'X-Men: Apocalypse': This 'Game of Thrones' actor just joined the cast

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on HBO's 'Game of Thrones' will portray a younger version of the 'X-Men' character Jean Grey in the upcoming film 'X-Men: Apocalypse.'

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Actress Sophie Turner is taking on the role of another famous redhead.

Turner, who portrays Sansa Stark on the HBO smash hit series “Game of Thrones,” will portray a younger version of the “X-Men” character Jean Grey in the upcoming film “X-Men: Apocalypse,” according to “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer. Singer tweeted the news on Jan. 22. 

While Turner will take on the role portrayed by actress Famke Janssen, the character Storm that will be portrayed by actress Alexandra Shipp of “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” was previously portrayed by actress Halle Berry and the character of Cyclops, who will be played by “The Tree of Life” actor Tye Sheridan, was previously acted by James Marsden.

(Spoilers follow for the 2014 “X-Men” movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past”…) 

As “X-Men” film fans know, the 2006 movie “X-Men: The Last Stand” included Jean killing Cyclops, also known as Scott Summers, after she transforms into the dangerous mutant known as the Phoenix. After her powers put other mutants in danger, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) kills Phoenix. 

However, in the newest “X-Men” film, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) convince Wolverine to travel back to the 1970s to save the lives of mutants. An unexpected side effect from him doing so was the revival of Phoenix and Cyclops in the present.

According to io9, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor Oscar Isaac is set to star in the upcoming “X-Men” film as the titular villain Apocalypse. In the comic books, Apocalypse often faces off with the X-Men and their allies. 

According to IGN, “Apocalypse” will include the return of actors Michael Fassbender (who portrays the younger version of villain Magneto), James McAvoy (who is the younger version of Professor Xavier), and Jennifer Lawrence, who portrays the shapeshifter Mystique at a younger age. “Apocalypse” will be released in May 2016, according to IGN.

Turner has starred on “Thrones” for four seasons, and the fifth season of the HBO show is set to debut on April 12. 

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