James McAvoy Says He Doesn’t Think Old and Young Professor X Have Scenes Together in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

     February 25, 2013

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One thing’s for certain when it comes to the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past: director Bryan Singer has put together one hell of a cast.  Not only are James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult reprising their roles from First Class, but Singer is tackling a beloved comics storyline that involves time travel and dystopian futures, so he’s also bringing back a bounty of characters from previous X-Men films like Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, and Ellen Page.

Though the ensemble is looking great (with Peter Dinklage being the latest addition), McAvoy recently let slip that the young and old versions of Professor X likely won’t be seen interacting onscreen.  Hit the jump for more.

patrick-stewart-x-men-days-of-future-pastSpeaking with Empire (via CBM), McAvoy said that he doesn’t think he has any scenes with Mr. Patrick Stewart:

“It’ll be cool, but I don’t think [Patrick Stewart and I] get any scenes together, sadly. I don’t think there’s any future self talking to past self.”

I haven’t read the DOFP comics arc so I don’t know how the story plays out in the source material, but it certainly would have been neat to see the Professor X’s come face to face.  No matter, there’s still plenty to look forward to with this ambitious follow-up and I’m eager to see how Singer brings everything together.  X-Men: Days of Future Past opens on July 17, 2014.

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