The fan art depicting Glen Powell as Cyclops comes courtesy of clements.ink on Instagram. The art shows Powell’s Cyclops standing tall amid some sort of wasteland, perhaps one of the dystopian alternate timelines familiar to both “X-Men” readers and viewers. He’s wearing a uniform that calls to mind those worn by the team in “X-Men: First Class,” which was itself a sort of hybrid reboot/prequel to the original 2000 “X-Men” film franchise — and a reminder that Cyclops has already been recast for the movies once and will likely be so again.
If Powell does end up playing Cyclops in some unknown future project bringing the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, those conversation still have to happen. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. In the meantime, Powell fans will have to content themselves with the fact that he’s set to play another iconic character with a public codename different from the one on his metaphorical driver’s license: The Sundance Kid in an upcoming reimagining of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” for Amazon (The Hollywood Reporter).