CBMB: X-Men Casting Rumors Emerge for ‘Apocalypse’ | FanboysInc

CBMB: X-Men Casting Rumors Emerge for ‘Apocalypse’

By Muuka Muyumba

Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld are among the teenage leading ladies being eyed to play young Jean Grey in Bryan Singer‘sX-Men: Apocalypse,” while Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet are under consideration for the role of young Cyclops, multiple individuals familiar with the 20th Century Fox project, according to TheWrap.

'X-Men: Apocalypse': Who's Being Eyed to Play Young Jean Grey, Cyclops? (Exclusive)

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There are no official offers made and a number of other names are still in the mix. Apocalypse is rumored to take place in the 1980s as Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) is working to rebuild the School for Gifted Youth with new young recruits.

Apocalypse  is scheduled to start production in the spring, as Fox will release the film on May 27, 2016. The most recent entry in the comic book franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, grossed nearly $750 million worldwide.