Originally Posted by T-101
Singer gaved Cyclops short screentime in X2 in my oppinion and Ratner completely screwed him in X3.
Bryan Singer's original script for X3 was going have more screentime for Cyclops.
Here's the description for Singer's X3 script, taken from Wikipedia:
Though Singer, Harris and Dougherty had yet to complete a script, the director has revealed that at the time of his departure they had partially completed a story treatment for the film which would have focused exclusively on Jean Grey's resurrection
with the new villain Emma Frost
, a role intended for Sigourney Weaver
Frost was an empath
manipulating Jean's emotions in the treatment, and like the finished film Magneto desires to control her. Overwhelmed by her powers, Jean makes Cyclops kill her, but her spirit survives and becomes a god-like creature, which Dougherty compared to the star child in A Space Odyssey