James McAvoy Lays the Smack Down on Patrick Stewart for 'X-Men: First Class'

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Patrick Stewart who?

James McAvoy is hoping you can all but forget about the former Trekker's role in the original "X-Men" movies when he takes on his alter-ego, Professor Charles Xavier, in the upcoming "X-Men: First Class."

"I'm basically going to try and bury Patrick's performance," he tells MTV News, later promising both a physical and emotional evolution for his character.

"I would suggest by the end of the movie and the start of the next movie, it'll be more like what Patrick does," he adds. "Or maybe not. Maybe it will still be in a period of flux, if there is a new movie."

That's not all he dished about his latest project -- read the whole interview at MTV.com.