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Adam Canto reads 'X-Men' comic books to research his Sunspot character

Concept art for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Courtesy of Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox

According to ComicBook.com on Feb. 9, actor Adam Canto, who will be playing Sunspot in Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past", had decided to delve into the comic book world in order to familiarize himself with his character. Canto figured since he wasn't entirely familiar with the previous "X-Men" films, he thought that reading the comic books that entailed Sunspot's personality would help him along by bringing the character to life on the big screen.

“It wasn't entirely a new world because I had followed the previous movies, but I did jump into the comic books world a bit to understand: Who is this guy? What’s his life like?,” said the actor. “I just find I work better that way when I understand what’s in his mind, where he’s coming from. I pretty much took most of the things I read and I brought them to the table. He’s a fiery guy. There’s a lot of passion with Sunspot – a lot of experiences that brought him to want to explode all the time, but he’s a positive guy. There was just a lot of material – very helpful!”

Actors never really had considered comic books to be a good source to take acting lessons from, but considering that all the studios have been tying an network of universes that tend to tie into the print work, this is something they may want to consider partaking in. Henry Cavill also had researched such a universe with his Superman character and now its no surprised others may want to decide to follow suit. Such a method could even land them multi-picture deals.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" will be released in theaters come May 23.