Sonic the Hedgehog and former X-Men star James Marsden is open to returning as Cyclops for a future Marvel Cinematic Universe X-Men film.
Since the Disney acquisition of Fox, a question that has been looming in everyone’s minds is how the X-Men will be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some former members of the X-Men cast like Patrick Stewart have stated that they are done with their characters while others, like Ryan Reynolds, are actively working on a new Marvel Cinematic Universe installment. Among those who are open for a return to the Marvel Universe is Cyclops actor James Marsden.
James Marsden appeared in four X-Men films from 2000-2014. In it, he played Professor X’s right hand, Cyclops, who functioned as a team leader of the X-Men. As the films went on, however, James Marsden’s screen time as Cyclops steadily diminished until he was accidentally killed by Jean Grey in X-Men: The Last Stand. He would eventually return for a small appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Younger versions of Cyclops were also played by Tim Pocock in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Tye Sheridan in X-Men: Apocolypse and Dark Phoenix. But from the sound of things, James Marsden isn’t entirely ready to give up the role of Cyclops all together.
During a recent interview with Screen Rant, James Marsden said that he was open to the idea of returning the role of Cyclops for a future Marvel X-Men film:
“I look at those three movies I was in and it became a huge part of my life. It was a family, all of them. And I was very grateful. That’s 40 years, at the time, of back story and iconic characters, beloved characters. So I’d be a fool to say no to that. Of course I would [be open to it].”
You can see the full interview with James Marsden below:
What do you all make of James Marsden’s comments? Would you like to see him reprise his role as Cyclops for a future Marvel X-Men film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for the final X-Men film from the Fox era, The New Mutants:
20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.
The New Mutants will be released in theaters on April 3, 2020.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Marvel Studios’ plans for Cyclops and the rest of the X-Men characters!
Source: Screen Rant