Even though Famke Janssen has played the telekinetic Jean Grey in five different X-men movie, Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men Apocalypse is apparently set in the past. So, a new actress is called for to play her younger incarnation.
It seems the three most likely candidates right now are Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Carrie) Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficent) and Hailee Steinfeld (Ender’s Game, True Grit).
In MTV’s interview with Janssen, she said that she had heard of each of these actresses and their candidacy, but that she didn’t see much of a resemblance with Fanning. I suppose Moretz has a more similar facial structure and Steinfeld is already a Brunette.
What I’m most curious about is, if each of these actresses are the front runners, how old will Jean Grey supposedly be in X-men Apocalypse? Each of these actresses are under 20 years of age, so does that mean we’ll get to see Jean Grey as a teenager? Adolescence is hard enough, but as a Mutant?
Which of these actresses would you be most excited to see play a young Jean Grey? Let us know in the comments.