Maybe Cyclops Is Returning for DAYS OF FUTURE PAST After All
Not to be totally overshadowed by Marvel’s release of the totally awesome Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer, Fox and Bryan Singer took to the web to release a short teaser for the upcoming trailer of Days of Future Past, which is set to release next week. Earlier today, there were some new images that hit the web showing off some never-before-seen shots. We get to see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine looking all calm, cool and collected despite being riddled with bullets, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender playing a game of chess, and Jennifer Lawrence, minus her Mystique make-up holding a clap board behind the scenes. It’s this image that caught the eye of the folks at MTV, who have discovered something quite interesting.
If you look at the clapboard in the pic, you’ll notice that it features some of the characters from the X-Men films: Professor X, Storm, Cyclops, Magneto, Mystique, Rogue, and Wolverine. Wait…Cyclops? Notice the third character from the left, that’d be Cyclops. Sure, that’s an image from a poster used int he very first X-Men film, but why include him on the clapboard if the character won’t be in the film. Seems a bit odd, right?
Is this confirmation that James Marsden’s Cyclops will be raised from the dead, as Professor X was? Hardly so, but it could mean that he could show up in some sort of cameo or flashback. With all the time traveling and settings, it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to see the character show up. It’s also quite possible that they used the image for nothing more than gits and shiggles. We’ll just have to wait and see at this point.
Keep checking back to Comic Book Therapy for any more news on this front and of course, keep an eye out for the new trailer for Days of Future Past. The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page and Halle Berry.