There’s a new rumor regarding X-Men First Class and this time it has to do with the team’s leader, Scott Summers aka Cyclops. According to AICN, director Matthew Vaughn may decide to keep it in the Kick-Ass family by bringing on British actor Aaron Johnson for the part. Johnson was previously rumored to be in contention for the role of Spider-Man, which we all know went to Andrew Garfield, so why shouldn’t he give Cyc a shot?

A source called “Son of Rothman” sent out an email to the site claiming that Johnson has been confirmed to play Cyclops in the film. We’ve known for a while that the actor who tackled the role in last year’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine wouldn’t return (thank God) for the part and according to this spy, Johnson is a lock.

I work in the [REDACTED] and we heard today that Matthew Vaughn found his young Cyclops and it shouldn’t be any surprise because he worked with him before. It’s Aaron Johnson. This is one hundred percent locked at this point. Thought you guys should know.

For those of you who can’t get over Johnson’s dorky demeanor in Kick-Ass, I suggest you look at some of the actor’s other work. He’s tackled a variety of characters and can take on the leadership role if written properly. Summers is like a son to Professor Xavier and I can definitely see James McAvoy being a paternal figure to Johnson. This isn’t an official confirmation, just the word on the street. Stay tuned…

What do you think of Johnson as Cyclops in X-Men: First Class?