James McAvoy finally a part of the MCU as Professor X? Actor’s cryptic interview makes us suspicious of the same
James McAvoy and Sir Patrick Stewart are two actors who will forever be loved by an entire generation of X-Men fans. We have seen Sir Stewart in the MCU as Professor X, albeit for just a little while. As such, now the question is, will James McAvoy too reprise his role in the MCU? The actor gave a cryptic answer to this.
In an interview with GQ magazine, The interviewer asked if Kevin Feige has called him about appearing in Avengers: Secret War, a movie that’s rumoured to be about a clash of all the live-action Marvel worlds till now. McAvoy replied:
“I’ve definitely not got the call. And if I did I would definitely not be telling you.”
It’s true that even if he did get a call, he wouldn’t be telling us all about it. We know that Andrew Garfield, who returned as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Tatiana Maslaney, who played She-Hulk, had to keep mum even though there were heavy rumours swirling around about their inclusion in the MCU. But what will happen if the actor does spit out about his/her involvement with the MCU?
We have an example of that since Doc Ock actor Alfred Molina, did accidentally reveal that he was a part of No Way Home. And that made Kevin Feige pissed off at him. So even if McAvoy is a part of Secret Wars as Professor X (which we think he is), he isn’t going to shout it out.
James McAvoy talked about his experience playing Professor X in the Foxverse Marvel X-Men movies. He said that they were fun and he doesn’t think of them as money gigs. As per McAvoy:
“It was one of the most positive experiences I’ve had with a studio. I don’t really [see them as just] money gigs. Days of Future Past I think is one of the better films that I’ve been involved in.”
But he has one criticism regarding those movies:
“After the first movie, we didn’t take advantage of the relationship between [Xavier and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto], which really formed the backbone of the first film. So it was like, why did we just eject that massive weapon?”
The Foxverse X-Men movies were loved by fans because they were entertaining. But they faced a lot of criticism for not following through with plotlines. Magneto and Xavier’s story was just one of the many casualties of bad decision-making.
What do you think of James McAvoy potentially joining the MCU as Professor X in Secret Wars? Tell us in the comments.