Sophie Turner Jean Grey X-Men Apocalypse

When Matthew Vaughn introduced us to ‘X-Men: First Class’, we got to see a number of our favorite mutants on the big screen during their formative years. And now that Bryan Singer has returned to connect the trilogy that he started back in 2000 to the current crop of movies that have reinvigorated Fox’s Marvel franchise with ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, he can continue to delve into the lives of several other iconic X-Men in their younger days. But how will someone like Jean Grey be different than we’ve seen her before (other than being younger)? Sophie Turner recently weighed in.

This summer, we’ll see the actress behind Sansa Stark on ‘Game of Thrones’ travel from House Stark to the House of Ideas as she takes up the mantle of Jean Grey in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. While speaking to Entertainment Weekly to promote the upcoming film, Turner talked about the powerful telepath made famous in the films by Famke Janssen. Not only does she go into the differences between the two live-action versions of the character, but she also touches on the connection that Jean shares with Tye Sheridan’s Scott Summers AKA Cyclops:

“The difference between this and Famke’s Jean Grey is she’s young and isolated and so insecure and very alienated – even from the other mutants – because she’s so powerful. So there’s a real vulnerability to her and it’s great to see how her and Scott find each other through that alienation. She’s a great role to play, she’s so much fun, and her arc in the movie is amazing.”

When we first met Jean in theaters, she was powerful, but she was in control (for the most part). Now, we’ll be seeing a Jean that is still powerful, but only a teenager and in training. By the sounds of Turner’s comments, Singer and company will play with that a little bit in the next film. But with big things like Apocalypse and his Horsemen running a muck, I wonder how much of this we’ll actually get to see with Jean, Scott, or any of the other young mutants being reintroduced into the X-Men movie mythology. 

Are you excited to see Sophie Turner play Jean Grey in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’? How do you think the young actress will do with the character compared to Famke Janssen’s version from back in the day? Sound off in the comments.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Hardy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Lana Condor, Olivia Munn, and Oscar Isaac opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.