James McAvoy yet to read new X-Men script

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 March 2013
James McAvoy

James McAvoy

James McAvoy still hasn't got round to reading the script for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' since he has been too busy promoting his new films, 'Welcome to the Punch' and 'Trance'

James McAvoy still hasn't read the script for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.

The Scottish actor is set to reprise his role as a young Professor Charles Xavier in the Marvel franchise, but has been so busy promoting his current films, 'Welcome to the Punch' and Danny Boyle's 'Trance' as well as starring in London's West End production of 'Macbeth', he has yet to take a peek at the highly anticipated story.

He revealed to Getty Images Entertainment: "The 'X-Men' script? It's in my inbox ... I've still got to read it. I'm very excited about it but I've just been doing so much of this [interviews] and working at night [in 'Macbeth'] so I'm starting work at 9 and don't finish until midnight so I'm not being flippant.

"I honestly can't wait to read it and find out what I'm doing but I've just got no time right now."

James, 33, has also been rumoured to star in a remake of 1994 horror film 'The Crow', to be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez.

However, the screen star denied the speculations and insists nothing has been confirmed yet.

When asked about his involvement in the project, James replied: "It's not for real. I don't think it's materialized into anything truthful yet ... it's just been rumour mill stuff."

X-Men: Days of Future Past

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
  • UK release: 22 May 2014

When the mutants of the future face extinction, they send Wolverine (Jackman) back in time to change destiny. The finale is too effects-heavy and non-fans may question whether it all makes sense, but the principal players are all on top form and the slick direction and smart writing are at times enormously entertaining.

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