Tye Sheridan, who stars as Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops in the the upcoming “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” teased that the new movie is “more of a drama versus a superhero film.”
“Jean goes crazy in the movie,” Sheridan told TheWrap at SXSW about the new chapter in the Fox-based Marvel franchise that centers on Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, a.k.a. Phoenix.
“Well, Cyclops doesn’t think she’s going crazy — Cyclops just thinks she’s gotta work some stuff out,” he said. “It’s interesting, the drama in the movie. We treated this movie as much more of a drama versus a superhero film.”
In an Entertainment Weekly article from December, Jennifer Lawrence, who stars as Raven/Mystique, said she would definitely call “Dark Phoenix” a “drama.”
“We have really great action scenes and we go to space like within the first five minutes of the movie,” she explained. “So it’s definitely exciting but emotionally all these characters are taking the biggest, most extreme dives than they have in the whole series.”
Sophie Turner also promised in a recent interview with Empire that the film was being revolutionized and that they wanted to create a “whole new genre of superhero movie.”
Sheridan — who is at SXSW to promote two films, A.J. Edwards’ indie “Friday’s Child” and Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” — first took on the role of Cyclops in 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
The role of Cyclops was previously played by James Marsden in “X-Men,” “X-Men 2,” “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” In “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” Tim Pocock played Scott Summers.
“Dark Phoenix” will also star Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters and Alexandra Shipp. Simon Kinberg, who also produced three “X-Men” films, directed.
“Dark Phoenix” hits theaters Nov. 2.
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