Tye Sheridan is all set to play the future leader of the X-Men in director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, currently filming in Montreal. However, don’t expect to get the confident, level-headed leader we all know and love.
In an interview with Indie Wire about his role in Stanford Prison Experiment (and his upcoming one in Apocalypse), the 19 year-old actor opened up about his role as a younger version of Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, calling the future mutant leader as "angry and a bit lost." Here’s the specific bit from the insightful interview:
"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."
Of course, Sheridan’s Scott Summers is a younger version of the character played by James Marsden in the first three X-Men movies. So, I think it’ll be interesting to see the genesis of Cyclops, as opposed to seeing him already sitting comfortably in the role of fearless leader. Oh, and it's gonna be awesome finally seeing Scott and his brother, Alex, aka Havok (Lucas Till), reunited on the big screen for the first time EVAH.
How do you guys like the idea of getting an angry and lost young Scott Summers?
X-Men: Apocalypse will optic-blast its way onto movie theaters on May 27, 2016 (Oh, and in case you didn't get a chance to see this hi-res gallery last week, I'm throwing it again below. Enjoy!).
(via Indie Wire)