James Marsdon Responds To Cyclops Return Rumors


With the upcoming Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness film getting plenty of hype over the inclusion of Patrick Stewart’s Professor Charles Xavier; Many fans have been wondering who else form the old 20th Century Fox X-Men series might make an appearance in the film.

We saw Even Peters reprise the role of Quicksilver in WandaVision and recently there was a rumor that Halle Berry’s Storm might make an appearance. Other names like Jean Grey, Mystique, Beast, Iceman, Rogue and even Magneto have been thrown around as potential cameos.

But surprisingly Cyclops was amongst the names of potential returns, specifically the James Marsden version. The character first appeared in 2000 with the first X-Men film and was last seen in the third film X-Men: The Last Stand from 2006 and not much else after that. His character was then recast with Tye Sheridan in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse.

In recent years James Marsden has become more notable for films like Enchanted from Disney in 2007 and the recent Sonic the Hedgehog films from Paramount. Currently the actor is promoting the upcoming sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog and is also filming Disenchanted at Disney.

While doing an interview via The Direct the actor was asked if he was potentially joining the MCU via the upcoming Multiverse of Madness film where we could possibly see his version of Cyclops again. The actor then said:

No… I’m not”

The actor then expressed that he also had no interest in even seeing the film:

I’m not going to see it. I mean, that’d be cool to see those two worlds collide.

X-Men fans are most likely disappointed that we won’t be seeing another character pop up in the film. Despite the series ending on a sour note with Dark Phoenix the series lasted almost 20 years and to this day has some of the best live acton versions of these characters. Even spinning off into other series like Wolverine and Deadpool.

Ever since Disney bought 20th Century Fox in 2019 fans have wanted to see the X-Men finally meet the Avengers. But sadly it looks like only a handful of that franchise will cross over.

Source: comicbook.com

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