by: Sammy Mink
Chloe Grace Moretz, Elle Fanning, and Hailee Steinfeld are all being eyed to play Jean Grey in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe, and Timothee Chalamet are being considered to play a young Cyclops. Ben Singer’s latest installment will bring back Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, and Evan Peters. Channing Tatum has recently been cast as Gambit. Famke janssen played Jean Grey in five X-Men films, while James Marsden played Cyclops in four of the films.
Moretz has played a superhero in Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2. More recently, Moretz starred in the YA drama If I Stay, The Equalizer, and the indie films Clouds of Sils Maria and Laggies. Next up, she’ll star in The 5th Wave and the adaptation of Dark Places. Fanning is known for her roles in Maleficent, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Boxtrolls. Her upcoming projects include roles in the biopic Trumbo, sci-fi rom-com How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and the Mary Shelley biopic A Storm in the Stars. Steinfeld is known for her gritty roles in True Grit, The Homesman, and 3 Days to Kill. Her upcoming projects are a bit more tame, including Pitch Perfect 2, dramedy Ten Thousand Saints, and action comedy Barely Lethal.
Hardy is known for playing Peter Beale on EastEnders, while Rowe is best known for his current role as Leo on Fox’s Red Band Society but has also appeared in The Golden Compass and Never Let Me Go. Chalamet played Finn Walden on Showtime’s Homeland, Danny Vance in Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children, and a young Tom in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. His upcoming projects include drama thriller The Adderall Diaries and the fantasy flick One and Two.
Moretz is repped by WME and T Squared Entertainment. Fanning is repped by WME and Echo Lake Entertainment. Steinfeld is repped by ICM and Coast to Coast Talent Group. Hardy is repped by WME, Creative Artists Management and Untitled Entertainment. Rowe is repped by Artist Rights Group and UTA. Chalamet is repped by UTA.