“X-Men: Apocalypse” reportedly will feature teenage versions of a few mutants. Tye Sheridan, 18, will play one of the mutants, Scott Summers/Cyclops. In his recent conversation with Indie Wire, he revealed some interesting details about his character and how he is approaching it.
“[Playing Cyclops has] forced me to use everything I’ve learned playing all the characters I have. My character is angry and a bit lost. He’s now learning about being a mutant and trying to handle his superhero powers,” he said.
He also said all the young mutants will be shown struggling with their identities. They will be figuring out things about themselves. Apparently, Sheridan’s character has an interesting arc, evolving during the course of the film. “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,” he said.
In the comics, Summers/Cyclops is orphaned after his parents die in a plane crash. He runs from the orphanage after he is unable to control his powers. He wanders from place to place before he is taken as a student by Charles Xavier/Professor X . His abilities include emitting powerful beams from his eye. He can only control the beams with the aid of a special eyewear.
He is considered the first member of the X-Men and is the primary leader. The character made his first appearance in “The X-men” No.1 and has been created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. In the film, Sheridan’s Cyclops reportedly has scenes with James McAvoy’s character, Professor X, in the X-Mansion.
Bryan Singer is directing “X-Men: Apocalypse” in Montreal from the screenplay by Simon Kinberg. The other cast members include Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Lucas Till, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy. John Ottman has supplied the music. It opens May 27, 2016.