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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Casts Summer Fontana As Young Jean Grey

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It looks like Simon Kinberg's X-Men: Dark Phoenix has added a new face to its cast, and The Originals star Summer Fontana has nabbed herself the lucrative role of playing a young Jean Grey.

We already know that Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner will reprise her part as a teenage Grey from last year's X-Men: Apocalypse. However, with Fox casting an even younger version of the X-Men stalwart, it looks like Kinberg's '90s adventure will be going back in time even further. The director had already cited his interest in finding a flashback actress of Jean Grey, and it looks like 8-year-old Fontana is that lucky girl. Appearing in short film Basic Witches, the young actress is best-known as Hope Michaelson in Season 4 of The CW's The Originals.

The confirmation appeared on the movie's IMDb page - which may not be the most reliable source - but the actress herself shared a tweet of herself in Montreal where filming is taking place:

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