James McAvoy Compares The Scale Of X-Men: Days of Future Past To Avatar
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:17 pm, October 3rd, 2013
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 IGN.com. “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.”