X-Men actor James McAvoy talked about his experience with X-Men: Days of Future Past, and hinted at the possibility of doing Wanted 2.
James McAvoy has certainly made the rounds in his acting career thus far, with X-Men: Days of Future Past still in the works, and such films as Wanted, The Last King of Scotland, and Atonement under his belt. Welcome to the Punch is currently in theaters, and Trance is on the way on April 5.
On Welcome to the Punch, James McAvoy says:
“I was drawn to Welcome to the Punch by the director. I just responded to the fact that there was a British filmmaker trying not to do gritty urban drama about gangsters that talk with slang all the time … Also getting to play somebody who was slightly less [likable] was good fun. And then Trance … the character was so messed up, [he] really really did appeal to me.”
Of course, James McAvoy’s apparent love for being the bad guy also applies to such films as Filth, where his character was described as a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, all-around bigot.
Since doing X-Men: First Class, James McAvoy took some time off to raise his kids, and then learned to balance his acting career a bit more. He’s open to the big ones like X-Men, but he will also do lower-budget independent films. It keeps him busy, but he’s happier with that particular mix.
James McAvoy told Samantha Highfill of Entertainment Weekly what to expect from X-Men: Days of Future Past:
“I think it’s different because it’s melding two franchises, kind of the new blood and the old blood, which will be exciting in itself. I think that it does what X-Men movies always do really well, which is take a large amount of characters and it makes room for them all rather brilliantly. … there will be some surprises as well. I think they’re going to be nicely surprised by a couple of things.”
One of those things we may be surprised about is James McAvoy possibly sporting some 70s fashion, and a rumored scene where the two Charles Xaviers actually meet. You really can’t get a better meeting of the minds, unless of course Jean Gray meets herself.
James McAvoy said he would be willing to do a Wanted 2 if such a thing existed, good or not. He said he had a blast making the first one, but for now, Wanted 2 is just a rumor, as there isn’t even a confirmed script yet. And like the rumor about Nightcrawler being in X-Men: Days of Future Past, it may prove to be false. Nobody knows for sure at this point.
How do you feel about the possibility of James McAvoy of X-Men: Days of Future Past possibly doing Wanted 2?