5 Reasons Why James Marsden Never Gets the Girl
2. Scott Summers/Cyclops in “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006)
Not everybody heals as fast as you, Logan.
Although it’s no secret that Marsden’s Scott Summers/Cyclops has held the sh*tty end of the stick throughout the entire X-Men franchise, I would argue that “X-Men: The Last Stand” is aptly named since Marsden’s character really gets bent over in this atrocious X-Flick. It wasn’t bad enough that he loses his wife, best friend, and longtime love of his life Jean Grey (Famke Jansen) at the end of “X2,” but the 3rd film starts off with Professor X (Patrick Stewart) taking Cyclops’ leadership role and handing it off to Storm (Halle Berry). Not bad enough? Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) confesses his love for Summers’ deceased wife, which is always great to hear when your wife dies. Wait there’s more… The cherry on top, Jean Grey comes back to life as the Phoenix and almost immediately murders him, then romantically involves herself with Wolverine… who later re-murders her. She really knows how to pick ’em.
The Dirty: He Loses his wife, his job, his wife comes back, his wife kills him, his wife leaves him for another man, and then the other man murders his wife…
The Silver Lining: He doesn’t have to be in anymore sh*tty X-Men films… until “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”