‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Concept Art Imagines Elle Fanning As Jean Grey

Back in 2014, it was revealed that Chloe Grace Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld were among the contenders for the role of young Jean Grey in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. However, the highly coveted role ended up going to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, who made her debut as the mutant earlier this year.

It’s obviously hard to imagine someone else as the character now (well, except for Famke Janssen), but artist Alan Villanueva has shared a never-before-seen piece of concept art for the movie, which reveals that Fanning came close to playing Jean and that her costume was initially much more different than the one we saw in the movie.

You can check out the artwork below.

X-Men Apocalypse Elle Fanning Jean Grey

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

The cast features James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy and Josh Helman.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD on October 4, 2016. The movie will also be available on Digital HD starting September 9th. What do you guys think?

Source: Alan J. Villanueva (via CBM)

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.