Does it ever bother anyone that the role of Cyclops was marginalized in the original X-Men trilogy as much as he was? A friend of mine and I were talking about it today especially in terms of what the future could hold for the character in the movie-verse and I started thinking about how much it stinks that it seems like Fox is ignoring the importance of his character. I personally would love to see a return of Scott in DOFP, but the more I see with other things, the less likely it feels. To me that just sucks.
The scan is from Entertainment Weekly’s It List of 2000. There is actually a write up that goes along with it. I’ll post it in a response here as well for you:
James Marsden and Famke Janssen: It X Couple
AGES 26, 35
WHY THEM? He’s a moody stud who fires laser beams out of high-tech Oakleys. She’s a saucy, scarlet-haired scientist who can move stuff with her mind. Together they are Cyclops and Jean Grey, lovers who lead this summer’s sexy superhero squad, the X-Men.
HARDEST THING ABOUT MAKING X-MEN ”Conveying any emotion without ever letting the audience see your eyes,” says Marsden, last seen in Gossip. Says Janssen, who played a Bond babe inGoldeneye: ”Making a cerebral character interesting to watch on screen. Hopefully, I succeeded.”
WORK RITUAL Janssen: ”Cappuccino — before I get to the set, please.”
DREAM COLLABORATORS Marsden: Paul Newman and Marlon Brando. Janssen: Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.
IF THEY WEREN’T ACTING, THEY’D… Marsden: ”Be a singer.” Janssen: ”Be very sad.”
NEXT Marsden: 2001’s Sugar and Spice. Janssen: Sundance hit Love & Sex (due Aug. 25) and Made, Jon Favreau’s long-awaited Swingers follow-up.