Sophie Turner is Jean Grey in grey jeans in first shot from the set of X-Men Apocalypse

The 19-year-old actress is having more fun than her Game of Thrones character Sansa Stark in the 80s-set instalment of Bryan Singer's superhero franchise

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We’ve had our first official glimpse of X-Men Apocalypse’s new stars. Director Bryan Singer has shared a snap of Sophie Turner and her co-star Lana Condor from the set of X-Men Apocalypse on Instagram. And Turner, who is taking on the role of telekenetic mutant Jean Grey, looks seven kingdoms away from her Game of Thrones character Sansa Stark. 

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Gone is the dark up-do and long, gothic skirts she wears in Westeros, replaced by a more 80s-inspired look. And it seems her wardrobe is also living up to her character’s name sake. Turner can be seen sporting acid-wash grey jeans and a – you guessed it – grey top. 

Turner is posing alongside Condor, who plays Jubilee and is also channelling a retro vibe, with pigtails, big hoop earings and a lemon yellow leather jacket. 

Fun second day with @sophie_789 @lanacondor #JeanGrey #Jubilee #XMEN #XMenApocalypse

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Singer posted another couple of images from the upcoming 80s-set film, like this retro games arcade… 


And a cinema foyer which is just a little out of date. 

First day of shooting #XMEN #XMenApocalypse at the mall. Around #1983

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It’s all welcome nostalgia for Singer, and those who remember the 1980s. But it is worth pointing out that Turner, having been born in 1996, isn’t one of them…

X-Men: Apocalypse is expected to be based on 1995 comic miniseries Age of Apocalypse, in which the super-powered mutants of the X-Men series have enslaved humanity. 

Turner and Condor are joining fellow X-Men newcomers Olivia Munn, EastEnders’ Ben Hardy, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Alexandra Shipp in the film, as well as returning stars Jennifer Lawrence (who’s leaving the series after the next film), James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult.

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X-Men: Apocalypse will be in UK cinemas 16th May 2016 


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