Monday 18 December 2017

McAvoy: X-Men has to be first class

James McAvoy says any X-Men: First Class sequel would have to have an 'intelligent' script
James McAvoy says any X-Men: First Class sequel would have to have an 'intelligent' script

James McAvoy has said he'll only make a sequel to X-Men: First Class if the story is "intelligent" enough.

The Scottish actor, who played Charles Xavier in the Matthew Vaughn-directed sci-fi adventure film, said a follow-up would only go ahead if the script was a good one.

He told Collider: "I've heard a little bit about what's happening. The director has got a fantastic idea for what the story will be. I can't really tell you what it is because we may or may not make that, but we've got to do something intelligent with it."

He added: "I think what they're doing really well is that they're not just rushing ahead and making another one because it did well. They are just trying to get a decent story together. If they don't get a decent story together, then we probably won't do another one because it can be a stand-alone film.

"We shouldn't just make another one because we want to make some money. There needs to be a good script there."

James, who also stars in new festive film Arthur Christmas, said a sequel would have to tackle the fact that his character was left paralysed in the last film.

"That's a huge thing that we have to deal with and we need to see that. If we don't see that, I feel like it would just totally wallpaper over the fact that this guy has been completely physically compromised. That's an important thing for me. Other than that, I don't know. We're still waiting for Fox to green light it," he explained.

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