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Old 02-18-2013, 04:25 PM   #28
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Default Re: "Romeo & Juliet Return?": The Official Jean Grey/Cyclops Debate

....Did I just read a post indicating that Cyclops has largely been ignored due to the fact that his visors cover his eyes

That line of reasoning makes no sense when you consider that Darth Vader is hugely popular....and you couldnt even see his entire FACE.

No, the simple matter is that for fox, Cyclops was not a priority. The priority was having everything revolve around Wolverine. That's why a strapping, 6'3 leading man actor was cast to play a role based on a character that was historically a hairy 5'3 runt. It's why Cyclops, who historically looks like a strapping 6'3 leading man (albeit with a visor on his face) had a 5'10 actor known primarily for supporting roles playing him.

When the X-Books were at the height of their popularity during the Claremont/Byrne run, Cyclops was one of the main characters. Hell, in some ways he was the main character when the books first started out. The character has all the tools to be a main player, and anyone who's read the past few years of X-Comics has known this.

Simply put, Fox wanted to turn the X-Men's Han Solo into Han Solo AND Luke Skywalker at the same time, while they took the closest thing to the X-Men's actual Luke Skywalker and made him less then even Lando.

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