Tye Sheridan On The Different Approach To X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX And "Shaking Up" The Superhero Genre

Tye Sheridan On The Different Approach To X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX And "Shaking Up" The Superhero Genre

Ready Player One star Tye Sheridan was asked about the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix film which he will reprise his role as Scott Summers/Cyclops in. Find out what the actor had to say after the jump...

In addition to starring as Wade Watts in Warner Bros.' Ready Player One, Tye Sheridan is also set to reprise his role as Scott Summers/Cyclops in Fox's X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Following a lackluster reception to X-Men: Apocalypse, Fox has high hopes for this next installment in the X-Men franchise, which features the emergence of Jean Grey as Phoenix. While the studio previously attempted - and botched - the telling of the Phoenix story arc, the cast and crew have apparently taken a completely different approach this time, according to Sheridan.

"Everyone was on the same page with the idea that we were approaching it as much more of a grounded drama versus a superhero movie," Sheridan told Collider when asked about the movie's tone.

"Something that’s getting old with those universes and all the Marvel movies is that they all look the same and they’re all doing the same thing," he continued. "We really wanted to shake it up, in that sense, and take a different approach to this. Simon Kinberg, who wrote the past three X-Men, directed Dark Phoenix, and I’m super, super excited about it. I think it will turn out well and that it will be a different X-Men than we’ve ever seen before, so that’s exciting."

Without having seen a trailer, it's unclear just how much Dark Phoenix will deviate from the prototypical superhero movie, but Sheridan's comments are intriguing nonetheless.

Originally set for release on November 2 of this year, Fox recently delayed X-Men: Dark Phoenix to February 14, 2019, without citing a reason. According to sources, the delay was due to reshoots which will apparently focus on reworking the film's third act.
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