Days of Future Past has finished filming and is getting ready for it’s May 23rd 2014 release, but James McAvoy – the young Charles Xavier – is chatty about how it went and the scope of the production.
Talking to IGN, McAvoy sounded confident that this is going to be a big, big deal for Fox: “There’s an army of brilliant actors in that film. Bryan Singer is back at the helm. Potentially it’s going to be the biggest, most epic X-Men they’ve ever had. I think it’s the second biggest production Fox have ever embarked upon, behind Avatar. So they’re definitely going for it.
Bryan [Singer, director] is very protective of the series. He did create it. He did help form that environment that allowed subsequent superhero movies to exist and thrive like they have done for the last however many years. Not to say that there weren’t other superhero movies out at the time, but of that ilk, where it was OK to take it really seriously. He does take it really seriously. There’s a kind or reverence about it, which I like. You want people to take it seriously. That’s what he brings to it I think. And a safe pair of hands – you know you’re in good hands.”
Curiously he also spoke about filming with Patrick Stewart – the older Xavier – and may have revealed a spoiler: “[Stewart’s] last day was my first day and that was it. Then we were done. But we did crossover and we do get a scene together… “
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