Sansa Stark, also known as Sophie Turner, is one of the latest crop of actors given parts in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Sophie Turner is an amazing actress that will definitely bring some of that Sansa Stark magic to the big screen.
The two roles already have a few things in common. Both have some brooding inner darkness. Also, Jean Grey and Sansa Stark both have parents that threw them out and exceedingly complicated love lives.
Also exciting about this announcement is that Turner will not have to give up that great red hair she sports as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, since Jean Grey has a similar shade! Ok, it’s not that exciting, but still.
The announcement of the addition of Sophie Turner to the X-Men: Apocalypse cast came in the form of a tweet from director Bryan Singer.
Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015
The other young versions of mutants joining the cast include Alexandra Shipp, from Days of Our Lives and Drumline: A New Beat, as Storm, and Tye Sheridan, from Mud, as Cyclops.
Sansa Stark, I mean Sophie Turner, will join the grown-up mutants, like Famke Janssen who is the adult Jean Grey.
Jennifer Lawrence will return as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, and James Marsden as Cyclops, among others.
Rumor has it that Channing Tatum will be in the movie as Gambit. He is already on board to be that mutant in the upcoming spinoff, but it hasn’t been confirmed if he will be Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Also unconfirmed is whether Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine. Hopefully that will work out, as I just can’t picture anyone else pulling it off.
What do you think of Sansa Stark as Jean Grey?