‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Star Tye Sheridan Is Signed on for Two More Films, Teases ‘Ready Player One’

     April 27, 2016


Although we know Fox is developing Wolverine 3, Deadpool 2, New Mutants, Gambit (eventually), and (probably still) X-Force, the future of the X-Men franchise is still somewhat of a mystery. Gambit was pushed out of its 2016 release slot to 2017 and then to an undetermined date, while Deadpool proves himself a major money-maker for the property. So where will Fox take fans in terms of a core trilogy? Though the answer is still unclear, Tye Sheridan, who plays a young Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse, has signed on for two more films, so chances are he’ll be a part of it.


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So, it’s good that he’s now obsessed with this universe. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor remarked:

After I saw [Days of Future Past], I just thought, “Oh my God. I’ve been missing this the whole time?!” I went back and watched all the previous films, and I quickly became obsessed.

Sheridan joins a crop of actors plays younger versions of classic X-Men, including Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, and Ben Hardy as Angel/Archangel. Though, he feels he has the less cool mutant ability. “Everyone else’s moves are kinda cool, and I just take off my glasses and stare at someone really intensely and growl,” he said.

Maybe after two more X-Men films, he’ll be able to perfect the stare. Regardless, he also has a headlining role in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One movie adaptation to look forward to. Set in the year 2044, the character of Wade Watts stumbles upon the first clue in a Willy Wonka-esque puzzle to unlock the secrets of a popular virtual reality game, but other players are willing to kill for the intel. Though Sheridan, who co-stars with Bridge of Spies star Mark Rylance in the film, couldn’t reveal many details, he expressed his desire to work with Spielberg to EW.

He’s like a living legend. Just having the opportunity to walk into a room, shake his hand, and audition for one of his films was one of the greatest experiences.

Sheridan can be seen in X-Men: Apocalypse starting May 27th, while Ready Player One is currently scheduled for release on March 30, 2018.


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