Well, I think my title is very nonspoilerish even though what I'm going to pose in this post is very theoretical, but it has been on my mind an awful lot. Mind you, I am a diehard Wolverine fanatic, but I too am slightly distirbed by the old Canucklehead taking Cyclop's place. I must say regardless whether or not the actor who portrays Cyclops had a falling out with Fox, the character, who has been a mainstay of the comics for over 40 years should not be so abused by them. I'm sure Marvel would and should agree with me there. Which leads me to come up with this theory and I certainly do hope with the notion of recasting Cyclops they consider utilizing my ideas and theories I shall present here in this thread in a roundabout way. Also my idea calls for a little suspension of disbelief as well as retconning so bear with me here. Anyways, here is what I propose as part of my theory. As we all recall, Cyclops was abducted in X2 by Stryker's team in Magneto's detention area. Let's say that as Stryker said there are more people out there to continue what he has started. Now let us suppose one of these individuals is Mr. Sinister, under the guise of an ally when in fact he was secretly trying to gather enough data to force a mass evolution of mutantcy. Retconning let's pose the notion Sinister made a deal with Stryker to help him with his efforts to control mutants through Stryker's son's gifts as well as utilizing his knowledge in DNA and Genomes in exchange for Cyclops himself seeing as he is the brilliant geneticist that he is with a slight Sommers DNA obsession. Let us assume in X2 the Cyclops who battled with Jean at the end of the movie was one of Mr. Sinister's clones, who is a perfect copy of the original. He would think, act, and speak just like the original of course meaning that even his good friends would not even know he was a clone planted by Sinister to throw them off the fact that he has the real thing. This in effect would mean the Cyclops in X3 is just a copy and therefore his demise would be the perfect cover for Mr. Sinister to conduct his research on Scott without interference by the X-Men since they think he's dead. I'm sure this would be a satisfactory idea to explore in X4 should Mr. Sinister be considered as a main villain (As excellent as Sir Ian is, we can't have too much Magneto in every movie! Give the other big time X-Villains a chance to shine as well!!) and for all of you Cyclops fans. Of course I am aware that by stating this in such a public forum I have therefore compromised any such endeavors by Fox to throw the fans off concerning Red Herrings about the true Cyclops whereabouts if they indeed like my ideas. But keep in mind this is a subjective theory so do not hold me to this. I just think it's a pretty good idea and would keep Cyclops fans happy if this indeed is the last movie, thereby they could create their own fanon springboarding from my idea.