Published On: Tue, Feb 26th, 2013

‘X-Men’ star James McAvoy talks scenes with Patrick Stewart and rumored to be lead in ‘The Crow’ reboot

James McAvoy, the star of X-Men: First Class and one of two men to play Professor Charles Xavier in the forthcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, says that he doesn’t expect to actually share the screen with Patrick Stewart, who plays McAvoy’s older self. and starred in the first three films.

James-McAvoy-X-Men-First-Class-photo“It’ll be cool, but I don’t think we get any scenes together, sadly. I don’t think there’s any future self talking to past self,” McAvoy told Empire.

The “Wanted” star hasn’t been building a blockbuster resume like his co-stars Jennifer Lawrence or Michael Fassbender.

“Having an X-Men in your back pocket, which hopefully will go for three movies, it makes you go, ‘Right, it doesn’t matter if I make 14 films that nobody sees…because in two years’ time I’ll make another X-Men‘,” joked the star. “Meanwhile, Fox are thinking, ‘Why isn’t this f—er out there building his profile so he can make us more money on the second X-Men?’ But that’s their fault for hiring me!”

Meanwhile the “The Crow” reboot is still happening with director F. Javier Gutierrez at the helm, despite the fact that essentially all the big names being considered for the lead have failed to officially come aboard – McAvoy is the latest.

Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum were all at one point in the casting pool to lead ‘The Crow’ reboot as Eric Draven, a man who’s brutally murdered along with his fiance and comes back to life as an undead avenger.

Blood Disgusting broke the news that McAvoy may follow his return in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” with the Crow.

They were the same source who broke the Wahlberg story, which was initially received with much skepticism before it was confirmed by the actor.

X-Men: Days of Future Past” arrives in theaters July 18, 2014.

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