Cyclops Is Lost, Angry In “X-Men: Apocalypse”

An old mutant getting a fresh face in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse” is that of Cyclops. James Marsden played the role in the original trilogy and returned for a cameo in last year’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.

In the new take though, it’s Tye Sheridan taking on the part and he was asked by Indiewire how his version differs to that of previous iterations:

“It’s quite similar actually. It’s a nice progression with the roles I’ve played in the past. It’s forced me to use everything I’ve learned playing all the characters I have. My character is angry and a bit lost, which I feel like is where I’ve met a lot of my characters — in these sort of young life transitions where they’re struggling to figure things out about themselves.

He’s now learning about being a mutant and trying to handle his superhero powers. The arc for the character is really cool for me — it’s not like I’m just stepping into it and I’m a superhero and it’s cool and all that with the suit. You kind of see the progression of this character — where he comes from, what he has to overcome and where he goes at the end of the film. It’s a great arc.”

Sheridan has made his name on indie and non-franchise fare so far, and says the “X-Men” franchise is the one he was most keen to be a part of:

“I never even imagined that I would be in the position I am now, or even the industry I am in now doing films and acting. It still hasn’t set in. I’m still waiting for reality to come crashing down on me.

There’s no franchise I’d rather be a part of and doing sort of as my first foray into larger budget stuff than X-Men. When you go back and look at all the movies — the history of X-Men is so rich and the characters are so rich and they have such depth, and there’s such depth to the stories.

I feel like most franchises and superhero films don’t have that. I think that’s why this franchise is not just special to me, but also just so special in general. I’m so lucky and grateful to be a part of.

You can’t even begin to comprehend what working with this cast is like. I remember shooting for the first week, getting off for a week, and then coming back and they were shooting with Oscar Isaac and Michael Fassbender, and it hits me that I’m really going to be working with the greats.

I came back from having a week off and it’s my first scene to shoot with James McAvoy, and let me tell you something — James McAvoy, is my idol. We get along great, and I’ve told him how big of a fan I am, but just to even be working with him — just to meet him and talk to him is amazing. But having a scene where I’m one on one with him — my god, it’s insane.”

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is currently filming in Montreal where director Bryan Singer recently posted a photo of Patrick Stewart and filmmaker Jason Reitman visiting the production, along with a shot of a large Egyptian tomb-style set. The film opens around the world on May 27th 2016.

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