November 18, 2014
INTERSTELLAR's Timothee Chalamet And Others In The Running For Cyclops In X-MEN APOCALYPSE
Along with news of who might be playing Jean Grey in X-Men Apocalypse, TheWrap includes who is in the running for Cyclops. The young actors includes Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar), Charlie Rowe (Never Let Me Go, Pirate Radio) and Ben Hardy (Eastenders). These actors are bit more unknown than we were expecting, but I assume more names will be thrown into the mix.
I would love to see someone like Taron Egerton (Kingsman The Secret Service, Legend) in the role. He actually has an action background thanks to Kingsman and is already on Fox's radar. I'm not sure it's a great idea hiring such unknowns for a beloved comic book role. People hated what Fox did with Cyclops in the first trilogy, and James Marsden was a passable actor for the role. These current names are underwhelming considering the direction Fox went with Fantastic Four.
There is some buzz coming from early screenings of Kingsman and Egerton could be the next Aaron Johnson. You might remember Aaron almost took a role in X-Men First Class, but joined Avengers: Age of Ultron after being passed-on. Playing the competing Quicksilver and is expected to be involved with Civil War and Infinity War. I'm not sure Fox wants to make the same mistake again by missing this opportunity. Taron hasn't committed to a franchise outside of Kingsman, but Disney is already eyeing him for Pirates of The Caribbean 5. The studio and producers should strongly consider casting him.