Thanks to some awesome cameos in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ True Believers were able to see some of their favorite characters from Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men’, the beloved film from the year 2000 that basically kicked off the modern era of superhero movies, on the big screen once more. And the director will bring some of those same characters back again for the next chapter of Fox’s Marvel mutant movies, except they’ll be much younger. Up and coming actors and actresses like Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, and Sophie Turner will all respectfully take the reins from veteran talent such as Alan Cumming, Halle Berry, and Famke Janssen to play iconic Marvel Comics characters Nightcrawler, Storm, and Jean Grey in next year’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. We’ll even get to see Cyclops again, but he’s far from the team leader that we’ve seen portrayed by James Marsden.
While promoting his latest film ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’, Tye Sheridan spoke to Indiewire about his debut as one of the most polarizing X-Men in history. Thanks to a recent feature in Entertainment Weekly, we already learned that the young Scott Summers was a bit of a bad boy. Now, the actor behind the ruby-quartz crystal glasses gives us a little more about the Cyclops we’ll be meeting in ‘Apocalypse’:
“My character is angry and a bit lost, which I feel like is where I’ve met a lot of my characters — in these sort of young life transitions where they’re struggling to figure things out about themselves. He’s now learning about being a mutant and trying to handle his superhero powers. The arc for the character is really cool for me — it’s not like I’m just stepping into it and I’m a superhero and it’s cool and all that with the suit. You kind of see the progression of this character — where he comes from, what he has to overcome and where he goes at the end of the film. It’s a great arc.”
Just like the other young mutants in the film, Scott is clearly trying to find himself. No matter where that is, I know that he’ll be trying to figure out how to get there with Turner’s Jean Grey, but I’m more interested in how Havok factors into his life. We’ve already seen Lucas Till’s Alex Summers in ‘First Class’ and ‘Days of Future Past’, but in the source material, Scott is the older brother. So not only am I curious to see Sheridan’s take on the character, but I’m also wondering how Singer addresses their relationship in the world of the X-Men movies.
What do you think about Tye Sheridan playing Cyclops in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’? Are you excited to see Scott Summers in action on the big screen again? Let us know in the comment section.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.