On March 17, 20th Century Fox released another teaser trailer (shown above).
In its upcoming installment, the iconic franchise features the youth debuts of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Angel (Ben Hardy), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan).
Cyclops’s Youth Could Be Heavily Featured
In X-Men Apocalypse, Sheridan dons the role of Cyclops. Prior to the 19-year-old, the role had been played by James Marsden. Sheridan — known for his work in the Indie darling Joe and Matthew Mcconaughey’s Mud — spoke to Collider about the evolution of his character.
“It’s just a younger version. I mean, everyone’s a different person when they’re younger. You evolve as a human being with knowledge and attitude and challenges and obstacles in life and so, I feel like the younger — it’s the younger version of Cyclops.”
Sheridan — a fan of the Marvel franchise growing up — dished on some of the questions that will be answered in the upcoming movie.
“Why is he the way he is in the first two movies that he’s in? What made him that guy? What obstacles did he go through to get to that point? And that’s kind of what I get to explore in this.”
Cyclops aka Scott Summers — originally created by comic book genius Stan Lee — is shown at his early beginnings. Sheridan — clearly trying to keep a tight lid on giving away too many details — explains what he can about his character.
“I can say it’s the middle of America and he’s…a normal kid, but starting to have, uh, strange…not visions, but mutant feelings, basically.”
Sheridan — who’s Cyclops is the brother of Havok aka Alex Summers (Lucas Till) — gloated about his chemistry will Till — who’s been with the franchise — during shooting.
“There are a few really good scenes between Havok and Cyclops in this one and I feel like I can definitely feel it while we’re shooting.”
Singer confirmed that they were siblings in a 2015 Instagram post.
Interestingly enough, Singer was reluctant to coin Cyclops and Havok brothers to LA Times on February 10, 2011 while promoting X-Men: First Class
“Yes the timeline is different. It wouldn’t physically fit for him to be the brother of Cyclops. We take some liberties on that. There are notions, but, um, I don’t want to give away certain interrelations.”
X-Men Apocalypse is slated for its big screen release on May 27, 2016. Be sure to check back with Heavy for all its latest updates.