After starring as the man in charge, Cyclops, in three live action films based off Marvel Comic’s legendary series, James Marsden wants to continue the tradition of spin-off films, this time having himself as the center focus. Though having a rather small role in the latest X-Men movie, a role that saw his character’s apparent demise, that doesn’t seem to be stopping Marsden’s eagerness to return to the role….
While speaking to Entertainment Tonight Online, Marsden brought up his interest in returning to the X-Men films in the form of a spin-off film for his character Cyclops after being asked which character he would want to return to:
“Cyclops [from the X-Men movies]. It was great to be a part of those movies, people loved them – it’s still the thing I get recognized for the most — but I feel like 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. The first movie was really Wolverine’s saga – and the second and third as well. If I had a dollar for every time someone came up to me on the street and said, “I would have loved to see more Cyclops..”
“….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.”