'X Men Apocalypse' Full Movie Hints At Cyclops As Next 'Wolverine': Jean Grey, Storm Get New Leader?
“X-Men: Apocalypse” has been doing decently in the box office despite earlier fears that the latest Marvel flick could disappoint. In a previous post, it was mentioned that “X-Men: Apocalypse” could end up falling short of the hype with an alleged boring and repetitive storyline, not to mention casting too many heroes who may not have the proper attention against one lone foe.
All those fears of being a box-office dud were quashed following the latest numbers via USA Today. “X-Men: Apocalypse” racked in $80 million during ‘Memorial Day’ weekend, outclassing other films like “Alice Through the Looking Glass” which amassed only $34.2 million.
While did seem to fare well, it is a far cry from previous Bryan Singer creations, far from a “X-Men: Days of Future Past which brought home about $110.6 million over the same span during ‘Memorial Day” in 2014.
All that aside, it is best to see what the future holds for the X-Men franchise. Will “Cyclops” finally get the chance to be the leader of the uncanny mutants just like in the comics?
Cinema Blend points out how “Cyclops” was eased out of the leadership role, dating back to the first X-Men film that debuted in 2000. Played then by James Marsden, “Cyclops” or “Scott Summers” was more of a sidekick even if he was linked with Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) in the first instalment.
Rather, Singer made a slight twist by inserting “Logan” or “Wolverine” (Hugh Jackman) in the mix, creating a love triangle of sorts. When that drew more attention, Scott Summers was eased out as one of the supposed leaders, eventually killed off in “X-Men: The Last Stand” in 2006.
But with “X-Men: Apocalypse”, a shake-up could happen moving forward. The new “Cyclops” (Tye Sheridan) could eventually land his actual role (per the comics) and maybe set the record straight as far as the romance angle is concerned.
Cyclops may not necessarily be the only leader stepping up. There is also “Storm” (Alexandra Shipp) who has technically stood out even when Halle Berry was acting the part.
Will those events from “X-Men: Apocalypse” be the new arrangement as far as the mutants in future X-Men film offerings is concerned? If so, it finally sets the records straight on how familiar Marvel fans are with the uncanny mutant group, both in the comics and the animated series.