Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
See An X-Men: Days Of Future Past Sting on Amazing Spider-Man 2
Wait, what?
Big New X-Men Days Of Future Past Trailer Lands
'This is gonna be fun...'
New Trailer For Third Person
Run! Liam Neeson is back in Paris
Anna Paquin Will Appear In X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Rogue returns
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Want To Be Border Guards
And Adam McKay will direct
Star Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
Gordon's alive!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
See An X-Men: Days Of Future Past Sting on Amazing Spider-Man 2
Wait, what?
Big New X-Men Days Of Future Past Trailer Lands
'This is gonna be fun...'
Anna Paquin Will Appear In X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Rogue returns
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
18 July 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Filth (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
A Haunted House (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Fast And Furious 6
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

McAvoy On X-Men: Days Of Future Past
He won't share the screen with Stewart

27 February 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Empire

submit to reddit

In this month's Empire - the one with Ol' Shell Head on the front, out Thursday February 28 - there are three big interviews, one with Danny Boyle, another with Trey Parker and Matt Stone and the other - as you may have guessed - with James McAvoy. In it, the young Professor X talks about everything from Mr. Tumnus to his latest, the Boyle-directed Trance, as well as a little bit on the upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

First a bit of background. Now Bryan Singer is reuniting the casts of both the original trilogy and Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, will certain characters get to share screentime with themselves? You know, with this being a timey-wimey-bendy-wendy sort of a story?

From the looks of things, the answer is no, from James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart's points of view, anyway: "[X-Men: Days Of Future Past] will be cool, but I don't think [Patrick Stewart and I] get any scenes together, sadly," says McAvoy. "I don't think there's any future self talking to past self."

Though that'll disappoint many, this makes sense if you've read the original run of comics the film is based on, as the two/one mind reader(s) doesn't/don't talk (to himself) in that either, and the time travel is more a matter of mental transference from an older character to her younger counterpart (in that case, Kitty Pryde). With that in mind, there's still plenty to look forward to - especially considering Singer has recently said this to Empire about the film's relation to the comics:

"What you’ll see is a movie that’s very much ‘inspired by’ that story – one that has some elements directly from it as well as some of our own elements that we’re bringing to it – but it’ll definitely be in the spirit of that story. It’s going to be pretty epic, I can tell you."

X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be out on July 18, 2014. Trance, meanwhile, is out a smidge sooner on March 27.

 

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Jason Clarke Off To Candy Store
For director Stephen Gaghan
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Time travel is a tricky plot to explore, so it makes sense that not all of the characters will get to experience it in this movie. I am interested to see how the two Professor Xavier’s respective stories go, and to prepare, I have been watching the X-Men films using my DISH Anywhere app. My app streams my On Demand movies to my tablet, which helps with how much I travel for my job at DISH. Watching the X-Men movies has helped prepare for what’s coming for everyone in Days, and not to More

Posted by Screamqueen77 at 01:45 on 28 February 2013 | Report This Post

Trance
I know this article isn't about Trance, but you published the trailer, so my comment is in regards to it, because it is SO amazing when a wonderful director and one of the greatest and most underrated actors get together. It's one of those cinema bliss' moments. Just brilliant. More

Posted by axcs7 at 18:42 on 27 February 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

The Remake Report: Hollywood's Do-Overs Coming Our Way
The redoes, remakes, reboots, reworkings and reimaginings headed our way…

The Nebraska Playlist
Alexander Payne programmes a movie marathon for us

More Found Footage: Another 25 Trailers That Tease Missing Scenes
Further sequences that disappeared between promo and final cut

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)