6 actors we want to see play Cyclops in the MCU’s X-Men

373216 04: Cyclops (James Marsden) Lets Out An Optic Blast From His Visors In The Film "X-Men." (Photo By Getty Images)
373216 04: Cyclops (James Marsden) Lets Out An Optic Blast From His Visors In The Film "X-Men." (Photo By Getty Images) /
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Cyclops, MCU, X-Men
DF-00100 – Tye Sheridan is Scott Summers/Cyclops in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Photo Credit: Alan Markfield. /

There are many talented actors who would make a perfect Cyclops in the MCU’s X-Men, and we’re breaking down six actors who would be perfect for the role.

The X-Men are finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and fans are buzzing with excitement about who will be cast to play their favorite mutants. One character who has been the focus of much speculation is Cyclops, the team leader and fan favorite.

Cyclops has always been a crucial member of the X-Men, and his leadership and tactical skills have been essential to the team’s success. As one of the first members recruited by Professor X, he has been a core member of the team since its inception, and fans are eager to see him brought to life in the MCU. Fans are hoping that the actor chosen to portray Cyclops will be able to capture his intense focus and unwavering dedication to the team.

Fans have been discussing the qualities that the ideal Cyclops actor should possess, from physical appearance to acting abilities. Many are hoping for an actor who can portray the character’s serious and stoic demeanor, as well as his leadership skills and unwavering loyalty to his teammates. With so many talented actors out there, fans are eagerly anticipating who will be chosen to bring Cyclops to life in the MCU and we’ve got a few ideas regarding who Marvel should consider for the role!

Timothee Chalamet, X-Men
PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 25: Timothée Chalamet is seen arriving at the Jean-Paul Gaultier show during Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023 on January 25, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images) /

6. Timothée Chalamet

Timothée Chalamet has the perfect combination of charm and intense energy that would make him a natural fit for the role of the X-Men’s leader. And let’s be real, we all know that Cyclops is a total heartthrob, and Timothée has that in spades.

But it’s not just about looks. Timothée is a phenomenally talented actor who has already proven himself in a range of roles, from Call Me By Your Name to Little Women. He’s got a real gift for bringing emotional depth and vulnerability to his performances, which would be essential for capturing Cyclops’ complex personality and leadership style.

Plus, Timothée has already shown that he’s not afraid to take on a big franchise role with his appearance in Dune. He’s got the star power and the skills to bring Cyclops to life in a way that would do justice to the character and thrill Marvel fans everywhere.

And while he might be opposed to superhero films, we’ve seen Marvel change the stance other actors have had about the genre so perhaps they could convince him to give the genre a chance!