James Marsden Talks X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

The actor sets the record straight on whether or not he'll reprise his role as Cyclops in the "in-between-quel" X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

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By StuartGreen01 - 8/1/2013

For those Cyclops fans, myself included, hoping to see Cyclops' death in X-Men: Days of Future Past undone as part of Bryan Singer's "fix sh*t" approach to what was broken in the prior movies, you may be disappointed by what actor James Marsden had to say about those rumors claming he was spotted leaving with Halle Berry for a flight to Canada to film for the next X-movie...

"No, no X-Men, unfortunately. But who knows? If this next film really works, Bryan [Singer] has said he wants to fix a few things, so hopefully that's one of them. It was great, to have a movie like that, the first two or three X-Men, and the studios in Hollywood work really hard to find a formula that's successful, and you want to keep that intact, so ... "

As for whether or not he has seen The Wolverine, Marsden says, "No, I haven't seen it yet, just the trailer ... but I hope that lays the ground for more. We'll see. I always liked Cyclops, but they have a lot of characters that they have to parcel out, spend time with each one, make sure everyone feels like they've been given their due, introduce them appropriately, but you could do a spinoff of every one of those characters and give them so much depth to the story line."

If true, it's a shame that the possibility of redeeming Cyclops' off-screen disintegration won't take place in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Then again, filming is supposed to last on the movie for another month or two and films have reshoots all the time (look at the last-minute ending change for X2 in 2003, which was filmed in March -- two months before the film opened!), so the odds of having Cyclops come back aren't COMPLETELY unlikely, right?

For more on what Marsden said, including which X-Men spin-off films he'd like to see, go read the full interview on Vulture.com by clicking the source link below.
Source: Vulture.com
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Erik10101 - 8/1/2013, 8:02 PM
I really hope Cyclops returns, but I doubt he will. :(
Jollem - 8/1/2013, 8:03 PM
let's wait and see. dofp is gonna be insane
SuperDude001 - 8/1/2013, 8:04 PM
That kinda sucks. While I disliked the films Cyclops, Marsden is a good actor and the X-Men (at least present/future X-Men) does not feel like the X-Men without Cyclops. Seriously I bet if Cyclops survived X-3 and was in throughout the film it would've been a lot better.
SnapperCarr - 8/1/2013, 8:09 PM
Cyclops needs to regain his position as leader of the X-men.
DudeGuyMan - 8/1/2013, 8:10 PM
Cyclops has such a cool backstory. It's a shame he'll never get his own solo film.
JerBear - 8/1/2013, 8:12 PM
Cyclops is the most underutilized character in CBM history.
MrCBM56 - 8/1/2013, 8:15 PM
That [frick]ing sucks.
MrCBM56 - 8/1/2013, 8:16 PM
And I don't believe he's dead. No body, no death. Winter solider a prime example.
Dmon - 8/1/2013, 8:20 PM
Well just like The Wolverine I will not be seeing this. I have not watched one of these movies in the theater since X2.
ColonelKilgore - 8/1/2013, 8:21 PM
Too bad it's Wolverine and the X-men, I think he would been a fine Cyclops if Singer want such a tool and made him leader.
masterhater - 8/1/2013, 8:30 PM
He was a terrible cyclops!
xfan320 - 8/1/2013, 8:34 PM
He was pretty cool as cyclops in the first X-Men film (by far my favorite!)

Wished he would get his uniform tho and truly command his team! Hell, even try n boss wolverine around!

TelaVizion - 8/1/2013, 8:35 PM
He's done... get over it. The only real reason why some of you think X3 was bad when in fact, it was the best of the original trilogy.
TheBlackNerd - 8/1/2013, 8:35 PM
I mean wouldn't it make more sense to have a younger Cyclops appear in the 70's in Days of Future Past than just having him pop up out of no where in the future timeline?

I didn't think he actually died in the film because as soon as he started swapping with Jean her powers kicked in and who's to say he didn't blast her away and end up running off??

Then again, he confirmed cyclops was not only dead but "DISINTEGRATED" ---ouch! lol

Looks like that Australian actor Josh Helman may be the new Cyclops!? But then again the guys 27??? So wowwww perhaps maybe not... :( I'm so confused people!! lol

TheBlackNerd - 8/1/2013, 8:39 PM
I still think they'll introduce young cyclops and jean at the end though. Perhaps an end credit scene?

Would be great to see Mr. Sinister next on the big screen!
sansClaymore - 8/1/2013, 8:43 PM

cyclops is the leader of the x-men when wolverines brain returns to the future in the post credits stringer where we see no trace of trask sentinels but a new threat named apocalypse has risen and he has a big purple chin and he slowly turns and smiles at the camera setting up age of apocalypse

sansClaymore - 8/1/2013, 8:45 PM
oh and quicksilver somehow gets blasted into the 616 and winds up in avengers 2
sansClaymore - 8/1/2013, 8:50 PM
and spiderman is boxing the punisher and daredevil for control of new york all the while a darker threat grows in mirkwood and the white council assembles to assault dol guldor, but at the last moment a portal opens in the sky and remote controlled robots fly out and battle giant monsters but then george lucas goes and [frick]s it all up
vermillion - 8/1/2013, 9:01 PM
Really hope this turns out false... Cyclops is my favorite X-Men and would like to see him get some attention in the films.
laughterman26 - 8/1/2013, 9:08 PM
@sansClaymore. that would be pretty awesome to see cyclops at the end. at that thats how apocalypse is introduced. but less avengers like. i wreckon fox could easily pass that off.
TheSoulEater - 8/1/2013, 9:10 PM
Just make him INTERESTING, please -__-

I hated how his death almost seemed needed because he was one of the most unnecessary, useful characters in the movie next to Rogue.
Praetorian - 8/1/2013, 9:16 PM
If they don't bring back Cyclops they can't do Cable
sansClaymore - 8/1/2013, 9:21 PM
yes and shane black could have easily replaced the trevor slattery scene with aldrich killian instead and used the china deal to film the climax there using 50 ironman suits against the mandarin who used the extremis virus to merge his mind with the ten rings activating a giant ancient metallic dragon named fin fang foom lying dormant under ground
but nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
sansClaymore - 8/1/2013, 9:25 PM
i guess magic and aliens and big flying metallic dragons and the whole super powers thing didnt seem in line with what marvel is aiming for as they build up their cinematic univer... wait?
Dino990913 - 8/1/2013, 10:04 PM
spend time with each character my ass
flames809 - 8/1/2013, 10:28 PM
he is the character that needs a solo movie after wolverine or in the next 2 years or so. Maybe he lost his memory like logan did but it was jean fought.
jerryblake - 8/1/2013, 10:30 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if DOTFP would ended with middle credit scene with Cyclops and Jean Grey. With or without little Cable.
sameoldthing - 8/1/2013, 11:40 PM
He should be in every X-Men movie.
Cyclops is the centerpiece of that team in my opinion.
Oh well..comic books are always better than the movies.
Tony93 - 8/2/2013, 12:03 AM
The lazer blasts from his eyes in X men the last stand were awesome..
jimoakley666 - 8/2/2013, 2:33 AM
After credits scene with Cyclops & Jean standing with Mr Sinister. That's the way to go.
BANEofExistence - 8/2/2013, 5:56 AM
Bring him back! End credit scene have him revived by mr sinister and apocalypse! Next x-men trilogy (Or atleast movie) an "Age of Apocalypse" Type story
Donekin - 8/2/2013, 6:27 AM
Well nuts. Marsden is a great actor and I was hoping that Singer would make it work. I like the sentinel, Wolverine time traveling, the massive cast, and all the other jazz that people have complained about. This is the first thing that makes me think the movie won't be as good as it could have been.
SimonM7 - 8/2/2013, 8:00 AM
The reason Cyclops died in the first place was that Marsden was unhappy with his screen time in X-Men 1 and 2 and didn't want to commit to another movie. I'm not surprised to see his attitude hasn't changed.
Luis75 - 8/2/2013, 2:36 PM
So I guess that DOFP is going to bomb as badly as X-men FC and Wolverine.
SuperDan89 - 8/2/2013, 2:38 PM
If they bring back Cyclops & maybe even Jean then I'll be happy. Things were not left right after Last Stand, that being said if things are fixed I think I'd like Last Stand more as we can look as that as the lowest the X-Men were brought in their struggle e.g. a bit like how Empire was the darkest film. But there is hope of changing the past etc plus I have to admit the music in The Last Stand was great. Cannot wait for DoFP
goldilocks - 8/2/2013, 3:06 PM
You can't have an X-Men universe with out Scott. They also need to bring back the Incredible Nightcrawler!
MightyZeus - 8/2/2013, 3:16 PM
That sucks. Bryan Singer could bring Cycclops back instead he focuses on 'Quicksilver'. What a loser of a director.
MisterMagurlypse - 8/2/2013, 3:38 PM
Just like Wolverine "definetly isn't in XMFC". Yeah right. Liars, the lot of 'em.
WeaponX93 - 8/2/2013, 3:58 PM
He could be pulling our legs, right?
FOOM - 8/2/2013, 3:58 PM
Singer sucks the big one for this. No respect. And he doesn't give a shit.
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