Dacre Montgomery as Cyclops
One of the most disrespected characters in the X-Men franchise was Cyclops. Fox’s animated series had him look like a chump. Wolverine always one-upped him, like when the time he cut the roof off his car. The live-action movies didn’t do any better. He was killed off unceremoniously and outshined once again by Wolverine. The foolishness needs to stop. Cyclops is the leader of the X-Men who isn’t the Professor X follower he was made out to be. He’s a warrior in his own right with his own ideals about what the X-Men should be.
Scott Summers has a vast and tragic history and a lineage that ties him to Mr. Sinister. He’s the first recruit by Professor X after they teamed up to defeat a big bad. The actor playing him has to have a commanding presence. With the MCU, they could opt to go for an older Cyclops, like bringing back James Marsden — he deserved better. Henry Cavill is a name floated around too, but that needs to stop. So, who should play Cyclops?
Dacre Montgomery is an up-and-coming actor known for playing the jerk Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things and Jason the Red Ranger in Power Rangers (2017). At 27, he’s young enough to play a youthful version of the hero and old enough to play the tough nose leader of the X-Men. Fan cast articles have floated his name around as Johnny Storm, but Cyclops is a better fit. And it’s easy to envision the chemistry between him and the next name on this list.