Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, X-Men Cast

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The next generation of mutants is shaping up quite nicely!

Bryan Singer revealed on Twitter Thursday that Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan have been cast in X-Men: Apocalypse. The director confirmed that of the newly cast "brilliant young mutants," Shipp will play Storm, Turner will play Jean Grey and Sheridan will play Cyclops.

You might not recognize any of these stars' names at first glance, but there's a good chance you've seen them before. Shipp, for example, recently portrayed Aaliyah in the Lifetime TV movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. The 23-year-old actress has also had a recurring role on Days of Our Lives.

Turner, 18, is best known for her role as Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones. Her Barely Lethal co-star Hailee Steinfeld  tweeted after the casting news broke, "my best friends a mutant." Turner responded with a series of colorful hearts, adding, "@HaileeSteinfeld I LOVE YOU SO MUCH..."

As for Sheridan? The 18-year-old certainly won't be starstruck by the rest of X-Men: Apocalypse's A-list cast! He acted alongside Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain in 2011's The Tree of Life, and in 2012's Mud, he counted Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon as co-stars.

X-Men: Apocalypse is expected to hit theaters May 26, 2016.

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