Marsden Talks Cyclops and the Preacher

James Marsden is talking about picking up his visor for X-Men 3 and playing the Preacher in the big screen version of the Vertigo comic.

Will James Marsden be back for a third X-Men film as Cyclops? "Well, the problem is, and what I think they are trying to work out now is, I think pretty much everyone signed on for two pictures, the first and second one, so now that it's a huge box office success, the actors are going to come back and probably ask for money, so they're trying to figure out how much they can pay everyone," he told IGN Filmforce.
"But I don't know that they're at that stage yet. I think they're really just trying to wrap their minds around a concept and what storyline they'd like to do," he said.
"I know Fox would love to have Halle [Berry as Storm] back and I don't know what that whole story is, but I know that everyone, cast, producer, director, Fox, executives, everybody knows that there's something that's really magical about this formula that we've got going: the cast, the director, everybody, and they don't want to mess it up, I know they don't want to change it up, so that's good. They just like to take their time with it, which makes it harder for us because we really don't know what's going on," he said.

Regarding Preacher: "I'm still kind of going through my deal, but we're supposed to shoot in August," Marsden said. "Very, very big following and some of the best writing I've ever read. Really dark, very dark, not for everybody. It challenges the kind of conventional religion and things like that. A very cynical piece, but some very brilliant writing. Right now we're kind of trying to figure out how to go in August, but I don't know for sure yet because we're not finished with everything. So, when the movie gets made, hopefully I will be playing Preacher. If it gets made, it will go before X-Men 3."
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