X-Men: Days Of Future Past is “biggest film since Avatar”

James McAvoy talks “epic” X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Patrick Stewart

Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy at San Diego Comic-Con
Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy at San Diego Comic-Con

Speaking to IGN, X-Men: Days Of Future Past star James McAvoy, the man behind the younger Charles Xavier, has nothing but awe for the production, saying, “There’s an army of brilliant actors in that film. Bryan Singer is back at the helm.

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

He then added that although he only gets one scene with Patrick Stewart as his older counterpart, Xavier will be sharing a lot of banter with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast.

“His last day was my first day, and that was it,” said McAvoy of working with Stewart. “Then we were done. But we did crossover and we do get a scene together.

“Getting to work with Hugh [Jackman] – who I christened Hugo Boss – was great… Getting to work with Michael [Fassbender] again was great. I spent a hell of a lot of time with Nick [Nicholas Hoult]. Weirdly, the people that I spent the most time with acting-wise was not Michael this time; it was Hugh and Nick. And while I bemoaned the loss of my buddy Michael, it was more than made up for by the fact that Hugh and Nick are such amazing people.”

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is released on 18 July 2014. You can buy X-Men: The Ultimate Collection on Blu-ray for £26.24 at Amazon.co.uk.