James McAvoy Talks X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, THE CROW Reboot, and WANTED 2

     March 7, 2013

James McAvoy is currently doing press for his upcoming British crime-thriller Welcome to the Punch, and he was asked about a few franchise films.  The biggest question, naturally, was about X-Men: Days of Future Past.  McAvoy said he hadn’t read the script yet (he signed on for multiple movies, so it doesn’t matter if he’s read the screenplay yet or not) because he’s busy doing Macbeth on London’s West End.  However, he says he “honestly can’t wait to read it and find out what I’m doing, but I’ve just got no time right now.”  Spoiler alert: He’s going to put his index finger and his middle finger to his forehead when using telepathy.  But when he finds out that Professor X has joined a murderball league, that’s when things are going to get interesting.

Hit the jump for what McAvoy had to say about his involvement in The Crow reboot and the status on Wanted 2.

brandon-lee-the-crowLast week, it was rumored that McAvoy was circling the long-in-development reboot of The Crow.  But McAvoy tells Getty Images Entertainment:

“It’s not for real. I don’t think it’s materialized into anything truthful yet… it’s just been rumor mill stuff.”

So McAvoy has definitely not signed on.  His name was probably mentioned on a list of potential actors for the role, and that’s as far as it’s gotten.  Seeing as he’s been too busy to even read the script for his next film, it’s unsurprising that he’s had no time to consider any other movies.

Finally, what about that sequel to Wanted that no one has been clamoring for?  McAvoy says:

“They’re doing the right thing. They won’t go ahead with it unless they get a story that feel totally and utterly 100% passionate about. If they don’t have that, then frankly they shouldn’t go ahead. But if they get a story together that they feel that way about then great, yeah.”

Presumably, in the new movie, the assassins will take their cues from a duvet cover.

wanted 2 sequel poster

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  • GUS

    Last chance to look at me, Hector…

  • SP1234

    Shame about The Crow, I thought he would have been an interesting choice.

  • Anonymous

    I thought his use of the word ‘yet’ makes the crow a real possibility.

  • Bruce LeeRoy

    Nope I Don’t What About Him Is Anything Like Brandon Lee Nope I’d Rather See Cam Gadget Play Him A Least Has A Martial Arts Background! Mcavoy Is A Great Actor But He Can’t Choose To Be Everyone. Hollywood Rumors Are Crazy, I Find It Hard To Believe They Called Will Smith To Play Captain America When He Alone Is Worth Avengers! He Should Stick To Playing Rolls Like In
    X-MEN And Welcome To The Punch.

    • George Costanza

      What the hell was that??? Reading your post gave me a migrain and I think I wetted myself.

  • tinypony

    hahaha murderball and duvet cover, win and win!
    More jokes, less trolling, Matthew.

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  • Carlos Shabo

    Ben Foster for Draven or bust

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