Why Cyclops Has Never Worked In Film (And Why He Does In Comics)

This article contains SPOILERS for X-Men #14

Marvel’s Cyclops is one of the first and most memorable X-Men in the franchise’s history – but the character has unfortunately never worked on film. 21st Century Fox’s X-Men film franchise spans nearly 20 years, but the Cyclops seen in the films is a far cry from his comic book counterpart. X-Men #14 finally pins down precisely why Cyclops works in the comics – and what the character was sorely missing in film.
Portrayed by three actors and appearing in seven films, Cyclops never achieved the fan following that other mutants managed, such as Rogue, Wolverine, …