James Marsden Briefly Discusses The Return Of Cyclops In X-MEN Sequel

Even though he won't be appearing in Days of Future Past, fan-favorite X-Man Cyclops is probably the character fans most want to see in a sequel. James Marsden, who plays the character in the original X-Men trilogy, talked a little bit about potentially returning to the franchise.

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Cyclops has always been a popular X-Man, and many fans have been wanting to see his return for years now, whether it be James Marsden returning for the role or a new actor being cast as a younger version. Marsden, who played the character in Bryan Singer's X-Men and X2: X-Men United and again briefly in Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand, talked a bit about possibly returning to the franchise. Vaguely, he says "I’ve always been very proud of my role and it’s out of my hands. It’s nice to see Bryan [Singer] go back in and turn the boat a little bit. I’m happy for those that made it back. I’d like to. I get excited watching the trailers because I’m excited for the continuance of the X-Men world. I’m a fan of X-Men and I know it’ll be a kick ass movie." Marsden also was asked what it's like from his perspective to see Marvel movies being made every few months despite the very idea of making a comic book movie was a risk back when he did X-Men. "I loved being a part of those movies. It was a great group of people. It was rare to get fans excited for a comic book movie, and do well at the box office with films that critics loved, too. I mean nobody doesn’t like them." If Cyclops is brought back for either 2016's X-Men Apocalypse or for some other X-Men sequel, would you prefer FOX bringing back James Marsden for a role or would you prefer they cast someone new? Sound off below...
Source: Crave Online
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TheShape - 5/3/2014, 8:01 AM
Nicholas Cage as a young cyclops would be FASCINATING!
FastFlames - 5/3/2014, 8:02 AM
Bring back James, as underdeveloped as his character was, he was great in the role.
0megaDaGod - 5/3/2014, 8:03 AM
As terribly as he was developed, and as much sacrilege occured with their treatment of his characters, I still liked Marsden

He should'nt have jumped ship to be in Returns. Not that they were representing Cyclops well at all anyway
TheMexicanSuperman - 5/3/2014, 8:06 AM
I don't think will return. Cyclops will return in X-Men Apocalypse in his late teens or as an adult in his early 20s.
TheMexicanSuperman - 5/3/2014, 8:06 AM
*he
TheMexicanSuperman - 5/3/2014, 8:14 AM
@MrBlackJack, damn right.
SonofBatman - 5/3/2014, 8:31 AM
Fugk the fox men I just want the rights to revert back to marvel. The timeline and continuity if the franchise is phucked up enough as it is.
SonofBatman - 5/3/2014, 8:31 AM
Of I mean not if.
CherryBomb - 5/3/2014, 8:33 AM
Most of the original cast were flawlessly cast.
Loved Marsden as Cyclops, Janssen as Jean and Romijn as Mystique.
I really hope they return as Horsemen (along with Angel) in Apocalypse.
grif - 5/3/2014, 8:36 AM
he was proud of his role? wtf?
OpticBlastWins - 5/3/2014, 8:38 AM
When i lost faith in x3
TheRationalNerd - 5/3/2014, 8:42 AM
There's a video of him on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand where he's angry with Ratner or someone involved on the production. I can't find it but he was pretty pissed with how they were telling him what was what and etc...
TheRationalNerd - 5/3/2014, 8:46 AM
And if it's been stated that X-Men: Apocalypse will continue with the First Class characters how would he be able to return? Only way I see it is a nod to a futuristic scene like this...

@20:25

cyclopstb - 5/3/2014, 8:56 AM
JUST BRING HIM BACK !
sKeemAn - 5/3/2014, 8:56 AM
Bring someone new in. Preferably taller than Jackman. Cyclops needs to be back -in X-men lineup.
CaptainAmerica - 5/3/2014, 9:01 AM
Him and Jean are in this at the end, I just know it.
MrBatmor - 5/3/2014, 9:07 AM
THE REAL LEADER OF X-MEN!!
SuperCat - 5/3/2014, 9:08 AM
If he returns, I hope he mans up a bit. Always came across as a cry baby in the previous films.
Melkaticox - 5/3/2014, 9:14 AM
I really hope he doesn't return. The leader of the X-Men needs to be a better actor, possibly even more famous than Jackman or else he'll keep being overshadowed by Wolvie...
DropAload - 5/3/2014, 9:15 AM
You will be missed kind sir.
JoJo1982 - 5/3/2014, 9:27 AM
Since their going for young Cyclops
Who do ya'll think be perfect for the role in X-Men Apocalypse???
JoJo1982 - 5/3/2014, 9:30 AM
If they pick a new actor he better be a pretty Damn actor that knows how to steal the scene (much like fassbender as Magneto), especially from Hugh
Jobin - 5/3/2014, 9:35 AM
Hes a terrible character. All he can do is shoot lasers.

dougieisrollingthejays - 5/3/2014, 9:41 AM
as terrible as he was portrayed, I actually think he's a great cyclops, one of the best possible choices.
GA15 - 5/3/2014, 9:42 AM
i hate how they did cyclops in fox x-men movie.
McNyagano - 5/3/2014, 9:42 AM
Cyclops was butchered, raped again and again. He's a good actor but Singer didn't do Cyclops justice at all. Ugh
CherryBomb - 5/3/2014, 9:43 AM
I want Douglas Booth to be young Cyclips


He's a young rising star who's gaining momentum. Casting young and up-and-coming talent seems to be a trend for CBM's and he's perfect. just look at that jaw. Woah.
Tony93 - 5/3/2014, 9:44 AM
he had the potential!
driver - 5/3/2014, 10:05 AM
@CherryBomb Douglas Booth - the guy that is shit in everything he is in? Yeah seems like a good idea.

He gave a run for Logan Lerman in Noah.
It is truly a talent to be the worse actor around bad or mediocre ones.

Yeah, good for Cyclops.
CoolioVids101 - 5/3/2014, 10:26 AM
This man needs to be brought back!
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 5/3/2014, 10:58 AM
Is everybody forgetting about the rumor that went around while X Men was filming where apparently him and Halle Berry was spotted together At an airport in Canada?
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 5/3/2014, 10:58 AM
He's going to be in it at the end of the movie.
GliderMan - 5/3/2014, 12:11 PM
I wouldn't mind them recasting, but he was a great Cyclops.
RandyBobandy - 5/3/2014, 1:04 PM
Mardsen FTW, one of the only castings I was okay with in the first x-men movies. Cyclops, Wolverine, Prof X, and Jean were the only ones I thought were cast decent, the rest didn't fit the role at all (I'm looking at you Anna Paquin and you Halle Berry). Awful casting of those two.
Pasto - 5/3/2014, 1:08 PM
Quick question: Who cares?
BigTits2 - 5/3/2014, 1:16 PM
Recast with Bradley Cooper and make cyclops the focus
SugarYumYum - 5/3/2014, 1:38 PM
Marsden is such an underrated talent. He's funny, can sing, a good actor, and not to mention very easy on the eyes. His treatment in the industry is just as shameful as Cyke's treatment in the movies.

If he's confirmed to return at the end of DOFP then I may have to take my friend up on the offer of seeing this at a matinee.

... or I can watch a pirated copy online. Actually, yeah that's probably what I'll do. :-P
HeadPool420 - 5/3/2014, 2:05 PM
James Marsden always seems like a laid back cool guy. Hope to see him back someday as Cyclops with the proper script to give his character more screen time and makes him the leader he should have been.
sameoldthing - 5/3/2014, 2:24 PM
Cyke is a leader & should have had a giant part in X-Men films.
That's a major flaw of these FOX studio films.

MARVEL would have him front & center..that's a fact.
Marsden was a good Cyclops.
Spiderfan2226 - 5/3/2014, 2:34 PM
It doesn't matter who plays cyclops: the fox xmen series is fubar. All they can do is scrap it and start over. I can't say if marsden would have been a good cyclops or not because we barely saw it. They're treatment of cyclops and wolverine is the biggest of probably literally 100 problems with this series. I lol'd when I read him say that no body doesn't like these movies.
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