James McAvoy: 'X-Men script is satisfying'

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The X-Men must travel in back in time and team up with their younger selves to change a major historical event that could globally impact both man and mutant kind.
March 18th, 2013

James McAvoy says 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is ''satisfying'' yet ''unexpected''.

The actor - who reprises his role as a young Professor X in the latest installment of the mutant superhero franchise - is excited to begin work on the Bryan Singer-directed film, which will unite cast members from 2011's 'X-Men: First Class' with stars from the original 'X-Men' trilogy, and feels the latest big screen adventure will be enjoyable for audiences both old and new.

In an interview with IAmRogue.com, he said: ''I read the script yesterday. It's great. It's really good and strong. I think fans will love it. I think people who have never seen any of the 'X-Men' films before are going to be really into it. I think it's satisfying and giving people what they want, while at the same time being challenging and giving them something different, new, and unexpected.''

McAvoy is also looking forward to working with Sir Patrick Stewart, who originated the role of Professor X in the original 'X-Men' trilogy between 2000 and 2006, but isn't sure if he'll have scenes with Sir Ian McKellen, who will reprise his role as the elder version of villain Magneto.

He added: ''Then also, getting to team up with Sir Patrick. I don't know if I get to work with Sir Ian, but it should be a real exciting time I think.''

The actors will be joined by an A-list cast including Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy and Peter Dinklage.

The film will centre on the theme of time travel as the older X-Men reach out to their younger 'First Class' incarnations to stop a future genocide of mutants.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is due for release in 2014.