There is hugely exciting news for Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner this morning! It has been announced that the talented young star will take on the role of Jean Grey in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.

Director Bryan Singer announced the news on Twitter last night, along with revealing that Alex Shipp would take on the role of Storm and Tye Sheridan is to be the new Cyclops: “Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops #XmenApocalypse.”

The role of Jean Grey has been played by Famke Janssen since 2000. 

This is no doubt that this is only the beginning for Sophie, who has portrayed Sansa Stark in the hit HBO show since 2011. Obviously over the moon about her new gig, Sophie tweeted shortly after the revelation: "OMG."

We're delighted for her – congratulations Sophie!