James Marsden Expresses Desire To Return As 'Cyclops' In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Working on Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues meant that James Marsden was unable to return as 'Cyclops' in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but the actor seemingly remains hopeful that he will be asked to reprise the role in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse. Hit the jump to check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/11/2013


Like the video posted earlier today which featured Paul Rudd addressing those Ant-Man rumours, it's hard to read James Marsden's reaction here. Either he knows something about a possible return as the fan favourite mutant in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse or he has no desire to reprise a role which was poorly written across three different films! There are also some who believe he may actually make a surprise appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but we'll just have to wait and see. What do you guys think? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts below!
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Reasonnnn - 12/11/2013, 7:30 PM
Hell yeah. Singer gave him the shaft in the original trilogy
Sentrybob - 12/11/2013, 7:34 PM
lol that post
MrCBM56 - 12/11/2013, 7:36 PM
Yeah, he didn't seem that excited. Can't blame him.

He better make an appearance in DOFP.
typicalfanboy - 12/11/2013, 7:37 PM
cyyyyyclopss! come back!!!
Alfredo27 - 12/11/2013, 7:37 PM
can I get a "cyclops was right" post about now
MercSoul - 12/11/2013, 7:38 PM
Actually Singer Should have returned him in DOFP i mean

they will change the freaking past, that would change the entire storyline so they can fix all the mistakes from last stand is almost a pseudo-reboot!
TheWolverine08 - 12/11/2013, 7:40 PM
Here we go folks!
CaptainAmerica31 - 12/11/2013, 7:40 PM
I wouldn't mind a recast to be honest. Maybe give him his actual suit
Jollem - 12/11/2013, 7:41 PM
with cyclops, singer was just going by what was in vogue at the time. ya know, with people shitting on cyclops and all

who's to say he won't be in dofp? :)
jlabatman - 12/11/2013, 7:41 PM
Like to see someone else play cyclops, marsden just never seemed right!
Superman8 - 12/11/2013, 7:42 PM
didn't really like his Cyclops, then again, we didn't see a lot of him
GreenLanternRulez - 12/11/2013, 7:43 PM
PLEASEEEEEEE BRING HIM BACK!
JDUKE25 - 12/11/2013, 7:43 PM
I'm fine with it, I had no problem with the actor.

They better bring Cyclops back, new actor or old, and they better treat him right damn it.
ANGEL15 - 12/11/2013, 7:43 PM
Singer is a hack moron jack ass. Other than the first film Cyclops was shafted. All the loser wolverine fan girls will talk their crap but let's face it, the X-Men are nothing without Cyclops! But don't worry, Wolvie. Beast and the other loses from first class will beat the sentinels. Hahahaha! Enjoy biatches!
CapFan79 - 12/11/2013, 7:44 PM
A solo Cyclops film post X3 would be nice. Something similar to The Wolverine. Could be a good character film post Jean and all that!
SuperCat - 12/11/2013, 7:45 PM
Didn't he die? This timeline is all f@cked up. I'm still seeing it though.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 12/11/2013, 7:46 PM
PLeaseeee we need [frick]in Cyclops back and LEADING
JDUKE25 - 12/11/2013, 7:47 PM
The timeline will be changed at the end of DOFP, and hopefully Cyclops and Jean will be alive.
Jollem - 12/11/2013, 7:47 PM
yeah, comic characters never come back from the dead :)
Tyrus - 12/11/2013, 7:47 PM
Not possible now since apparently the rest of the franchise is going to focus on the young, beautiful and expendable First Class actors.

[Frick] Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender.
npamusic - 12/11/2013, 7:48 PM
I want him back. WANT WANT WANT.
JDUKE25 - 12/11/2013, 7:48 PM


JDUKE25 - 12/11/2013, 7:50 PM
I just hope they introduce young Cyclops, Jean and Storm soon........getting reaaaaal tired of waiting to see these characters......

JokersWild - 12/11/2013, 7:52 PM
Cyclops can eat a bag full
Jollem - 12/11/2013, 7:54 PM
cyclops had the presence of a leader from time to time. sure, he wasn't barking orders the whole time. tell ya what, cap better feel more like a team leader in A2
Ocelot - 12/11/2013, 7:54 PM
LMAO @ Cyclops

Cable will become the breadwinner and new "Wolverine" of the franchise from 2016.

They'll probably also introduce a younger Cyclops in the sequel to this film.
SuperBond - 12/11/2013, 7:55 PM
You guys dont realize that Cyclops & Jean died in the FUTURE & First Class Is the PAST!. So in the PAST they have to be born & Recruited & I believe that will be in Apocalypse
ATrueHero1987 - 12/11/2013, 7:57 PM
ibravosp5 - 12/11/2013, 8:00 PM
Now In last stand we really didn't see cyclops die. He could have had a blindfold on since his shades were floating around and went all silent ninja mode
JDUKE25 - 12/11/2013, 8:02 PM
How do some people still not understand that once they change the events of the past the events of the future will also change, meaning Cyclops and Jean could still be alive.
Jollem - 12/11/2013, 8:03 PM
right. just because there were graves doesn't mean there were bodies in them
Chucky2003 - 12/11/2013, 8:07 PM
Really !!!what he is low on money,wasn't him the same guy who wanted out?,that's why they killed Cyclops
Jhuntdaprodigy - 12/11/2013, 8:09 PM
Singer [frick]ed Cyclops among other characters in the original trilogy, I would love to see him brought back and portrayed right for once.
NightmareB4 - 12/11/2013, 8:10 PM
@Chucky2003

No, he and Bryan Singer were working on a film for WB (Superman Returns) and Ratner and Fox wrote their own sequel to X2
PsychoManiacJacky - 12/11/2013, 8:11 PM
Cyclops is not needed, Wolverine is the REAL and TRUE leader of the X-Men and that is how it should be! Really he is one of the most useless characters in the films all he does is shoot laser beams out of his eyes. On the other hand Wolverine is indestructible and has claws! Cyclops could be taken out within a second he is weak. If he really wants to return I'll say a 5 second cameo is all he needs. The franchise doesn't need him anyway.
Inhuman - 12/11/2013, 8:12 PM
If they were to reboot the entire X-Men series I could see Cyclops being the main guy. First thing first though, you have to get an actor who's jacked cause Cyclops is big in the comics. Somebody made a good point earlier, Cyclops is the Captain America of the X-Men.
Inhuman - 12/11/2013, 8:13 PM
But I think Fox needs to make Cable the new face of the X-Men franchise. Cable is a bad ass character
Jollem - 12/11/2013, 8:13 PM
marsden was okay with being in both movies. it's other people that had problems with it. that's why cyke "died". cyclops had some decent moments in the movies
Ramiel - 12/11/2013, 8:13 PM
Cyclops needs to come back. And make him a badass!

AGoodHonestMan - 12/11/2013, 8:14 PM
X-Men: Apocalypse is focusing on the First Class team.
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