James Marsden — at present ending up a press junket for Sonic the Hedgehog — could also be greatest identified for his recurring roles in Westworld and 30 Rock, but as soon as upon a time, in a distant previous, he portrayed X-Men’s Cyclops throughout from Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Patrick Stewart’s Professor Xavier. While Stewart has insisted — regardless of what gave the impression to be a promising assembly with Marvel President Kevin Feige — that his time as Xavier has come to an finish, James Marsden could also be prepared to swimsuit up as soon as extra as a part of the X-Men when the MCU reboots the franchise. That is that if Kevin Feige and Co. want the actor’s return.
James Marsden talks X-Men and the MCU
During an interview with Screen Rant, the interviewer requested if James Marsden has talked to Marvel regarding a Cyclops reprisal, and whether or not he can be keen on suiting up if the provide hit the desk. James Marsden stated:
I have a look at these three motion pictures I used to be in, and it grew to become an enormous a part of my life. It was a household. All of them. And, I used to be very grateful; thats 4 years, a the time, of backstory, of iconic characters, beloved characters. I’d be a idiot to say no to that. Of course, I’d. Who is aware of the place that universe goes. Feige continues to be a friend of mine and we discuss sometimes. You simply don’t know the place it’s going to go. Right now, it’s with all of the younger ones…however I’d by no means be against coming again. I maintain a particular place in my coronary heart for that have.
According to Marsden, he can be “foolish” to stroll away from the possibility to painting Cyclops once more. And, contemplating Kevin Feige nonetheless talks to the actor, and already went after Patrick Stewart, Marvel’s head honcho could also be attempting to nail down some former Fox mutants. Doing such would rating some further brownie factors amongst followers of the Fox installments — those that would like to see the identical faces again on the display screen in a brand new mild (in a means that pays homage to the previous saga, however hopefully executes a extra narratively cohesive storyline). Let’s not neglect the misstep that was The Last Stand.
When will the X-Men be part of the MCU?
Rumors surrounding the X-Men within the MCU took off like wildfire following the Fox/Disney merger, because the mutants and the Fantastic Four are arguably essentially the most prized possessions to return of the negotiation. However, bringing the X-Men within the MCU would require finesse, and Feige isn’t one to leap into a large challenge with out laying the groundwork first; whereas cash issues, Feige appears to care concerning the fanbase, not simply the bucks.
Rumor has it that Deadpool might introduce different X-Men if he seems within the MCU’s Black Widowthroughout a post-credits scene. However, different intel means that Doctor Strange plans to kind The Illuminati — with Professor X and Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) set to change into early members. These people might arrange the Fantastic Four and the remainder of X-Men introductions. Or, Rogue might be part of as a Captain Marvel adversary when Carol Danvers seems for her second solo movie. All stays to be seen, however right here’s to hoping Kevin Feige is attempting to nail down some Fox actors to participate within the MCU (even when Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart refuse).