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James McAvoy Compares The Scale Of X-Men: Days of Future Past To Avatar

We knew they were going big with X-Men: Days of Future Past just by the sheer size of the cast but actor James McAvoy has put it into perspective for us. 

Bryan Singer has returned to direct the upcoming X-Men adventure which is based on a comic story involving time travel. That in and of itself lends to a rather large scope but then you have several actors playing the same role, and perhaps even meeting, while hopefully melding all the films together in some way.

“Potentially it’s going to be the biggest, most epic X-Men they’ve ever had,” McAvoy told “I think it’s the second biggest production Fox have ever embarked upon, behind Avatar. So they’re definitely going for it.”

I have high hopes for this one, I really do.

IGN also asked McAvoy specifically whether or not he’d meet his Professor X counterpart Patrick Stewart on screen. [Potential spoilers here] “His 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,” he said. “Getting to work with Hugh [Jackman] – who I christened Hugo Boss – was great. What he’s like on camera when he’s getting interviewed and you think he’s the nicest man in show business – he is. He’s amazing. The guy’s got grace coming out of every single pore. If we could all be a bit more like Hugh it would be a very happy planet.”

(via Empire)

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  • Adrian

    I feel like they’re doing something really different by doing the alternate future timeline approach. Not even the MCU is tackling alternate realities yet. I am nervous but I have very high hopes.

    Also, Kitty Pride m/,

  • Anonymous

    Fingers crossed for this one.

  • Anonymous

    unless they cut the cast in half – i think its “sheer” size.

  • Anonymous

    The comparisons in scale to Avatar worry me. That’s a big statement that may create unrealistic expectations. The size of the cast is certainly epic, but I don’t think creating massive expectations is the game Fox really wants to be playing with the X-Men (X-Men Origins: Wolverine had a pretty big cast, and was just as big a critical failure). Though they want to have the same cultural and financial cache as the Avengers even that movie wasn’t expected to be as big as it ended up being.

  • Important Film Maker

    I think they’re sheep! Well, I just HOPE they’re sheep. That would be adorable.

  • Kathryn (@Loerwyn)

    Just because something is big, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be good.

    To use the quoted example, Avatar is a big, expensive, nearly-3-hour-in-extended film that has a plot more simplistic than a modern Disney movie. It is shiny, it is mostly well-animated. However, it’s as deep as a bowl of custard and misses hundreds of opportunities to be something more than it ended up as.

  • Anonymous

    I can think of several ways this could go very badly, and one or two ways this could go very well.

    Bryan Singer has had some stinkers in the past, but he’s also had some really good movies.

    This could go either way, is what I’m saying.

    I’ve got my fingers crossed that they pull this off and blow us all out of the water. I would enjoy that very much.