The announcement that Fox is bringing X-Men: Days of Future Past to Comic-Con this week has sent waves of anticipation through the Marvel fanbase. One of the numerous questions that fans have is whether or not Cyclops will be making a trip back to the past with the rest of the cast of the original X-Men.
To understand the question, one must understand the plot of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film is being directed by Bryan Singer, who directed the first two X-Men films in the early 2000s and is largely credited with reviving Comic Boob movies. The plot surrounds Wolverine being taken into the past where the cast of the original films must try and rescue him while he interacts with characters from the the newest film.
Essentially, everyone is interacting in a very cool mix of old and new X-Men characters.
But the casting of Josh Helman led many to believe that a young Cyclops would be making an appearance in the the film, but we have learned that’s just not the case. Rather than playing Cyclops, ScreenCrush.com is reporting that Helman will be playing the role of William Stryker, the character responsible for creating Wolverine.
However, the real curveball is who the recently cast Josh Helman will be playing. No, he’s not playing a young Cyclops like we all expected, but rather a young William Stryker, the bad guy from ‘X2′ and ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ famous for implanting Wolverine’s adamantium skeleton. Helman will be the third actor to take on the role, following in the footsteps of Brian Cox and Danny Huston.
It’s a major spoiler that will no doubt be discussed and thusly spoiled over and over at Comic-Con this weekend. Helman’s role as Stryker is no doubt a major plot point in the new film but it all but ends hope that Cyclops will be making an appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past.