While promoting Sonic the Hedgehog, X-Men alum James Marsden offered some advice for whoever plays Cyclops next in the MCU.
Ever since Disney purchased 21st Century Fox, MCU fans have been anxiously awaiting news on when the X-Men will be introduced. It seems plans are now in motion and it’s most likely Marvel Studios recasts the X-Men and reboot the franchise aside from Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool.
James Marsden played Cyclops in X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and made a brief appearance at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Tye Sheridan also recently played a young Cyclops in the last two X-Men prequels, but it seems his days as the mutant are over too. James Marsden offered some advice for the next actor who plays Cyclops in a recent interview with Collider:
“The biggest challenge was that, the audience and other actors never being able to see your eyes. Definitely was a handicap in bringing a persona to the character, and an energy to the character. To a character who is also very, by nature, very by-the-books. Kind of a Boy Scout, ‘do the right thing.’ He’s a foil to Wolverine’s character, who is more fly by the seat of his pants, a little more unpredictable, and aggressive. I would just say lean into it. Own it. And carve out your own thing. The fans of the books are going to tell you ‘it needs to be this’. Find a new way to make it interesting. Because it is tough to like get something interesting and cool and different across when no one ever sees your eyes. Which is obviously, you know, the main part of the character.”
What do you make of James Marsden’s comments about the challenges of playing Cyclops? Who do you think should succeed James Marsden and Tye Sheridan as Cyclops in the MCU? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for the film 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!
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.