There’s a lot of destruction in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. But there’s also a fair amount of romance, mostly in the form of the X-Men’s version of Brangelina, Jean Grey and Scott Summers, better known as Cyclops. (Of course, Angelina Jolie never turned into an all-powerful, malevolent, telekinetic creature so maybe that’s a bad example.)
In Apocalypse, Jean (Sophie Turner) and Scott (Tye Sheridan) are just teenagers struggling with their new identities as mutants. Scott, in particular, is not psyched at coming to Xavier’s school mostly because he’s blind due to his energy beams.
“In the beginning, she’s the last thing he’s interested in,” explains director Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past). “When he first comes to the mansion, Scott’s blind so he can’t see her. Suddenly he gets some glasses and now he can see her and he’s like ‘Oh! That’s Jean Grey.’ Both of them are misfits in a way. Other mutants have settled in with their powers. This is all new to Scott Summers and he doesn’t like it and he doesn’t like school. And Jean she has not only has her telekenisis and her telepathy but she also knows inherently that something darker and more powerful is growing inside her and she doesn’t quite know what it is.”
Well we sure do.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27.