‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past': James McAvoy Thinks Fans ‘Will Love It’

by Terri Schwartz

At long last, some of the cast of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” have read the screenplay for the movie. James McAvoy is one of those lucky few, and he shared his thoughts on the story for the upcoming “X-Men: First Class” sequel in a new interview.

“It’s great. It’s really good and strong. I think fans will love it. I think people who have never seen any of the [previous] ’X-Men’ films before are going to be really into it,” he told I Am Rogue. “I think it’s satisfying and giving people what they want, while at the same time being challenging and giving them something different, new, and unexpected.”

McAvoy will be working with an exciting mix of old and new actors in “Days of Future Past,” including a fair share of familiar faces from the original three “X-Men” films. Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin and Daniel Cudmore will all be reprising their “X-Men” universe roles, while “First Class” stars like Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult will also be returning.

“I can’t wait to work with Michael again, Jennifer and Nick. It’s going to be great, we got along so well the first time around,” McAvoy said. “That’ll be fun. Then also, getting to team up with Sir Patrick. I don’t know if I get to work with Sir Ian, but it should be a real exciting time I think.”

New additions to the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” world include Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing and Booboo Stewart. The movie is due out on July 18, 2014.

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