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James Marsden Wants to Do A Cyclops Spin-off



After X-Men: The Last Stand broke box office records, the original plan was to start a series of prequels focusing on individual characters. We got the aggressively mediocre Wolverine movie, and the planned Magneto spin-off eventually turned into the fantastic X-Men: First Class. Both were successful financially, so it's no surprise that direct sequels to both of them are currently in the works. But, James Marsden, the actor who plays Cyclops has gone on record as saying that he wants to see a spin-off focusing on the character. He might be the only one who does.



In an interview with ET Online, he said:

"Because there were so many cast members in this 90 minute movie, there was never enough time to give him the depth that other characters had," he said. "The first movie was really Wolverine's saga - and the second and third as well. I don't think his character was ever fleshed out as much as I would have liked. I may have also been a bit on the young side for those films. If I could go back and put on the glasses and suit again where we do a film to learn more about the character, that's the one I would pick. He's ripe for that."


To be frank, Cyclops (speaking strictly for the character the movies) is a boring character. In the first movie, he existed just to fill a generic leader role and to provide some rivalry for Wolverine. In the second and third, he was shoved into the background as fast as the writers could push him. True, skilled filmmakers could make him interesting, but why go to the trouble when there's other, better characters to choose from? Why not a Storm movie? Or Jean Gray/Phoenix movie? Or a Nightcrawler movie? Wouldn't that have been awesome? Either way, don't expect this to come to fruition. I don't think that either Marsden or Cyclops have the drawing power that an X-Men movie would need, so the most we should expect for the future is a small part or cameo in a future film. [SOURCE]

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