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

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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.”

(via Empire)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."