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The internet is ablaze with James McAvoy news, beginning with a rumor from Bloody Disgusting that the X-Men: First Class star is in talks for the lead role in Relativity Media’s stalled reboot of The Crow.
Bradley Cooper was attached to star at one point, but he left the project in August 2011, followed shortly by director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. The project, based on James O’Barr’s 1989 comic, was seemingly revived a year ago with director F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) and writer Jesse Wigutow (the upcoming Tron: Legacy sequel), but there has been little public movement since.
Meanwhile, McAvoy talked to Empire (by way of Collider) about his next project, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer has said he’s doing his best to combine casts and elements from all the previous films. When asked about the possibility of sharing the screen with latter-day Professor X Patrick Stewart, McAvoy said, “It’ll be cool, but I don’t think [Patrick Stewart and I] get any scenes together, sadly. I don’t think there’s any future self talking to past self.”
X-Men: Days of Future Past stars McAvoy, Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Holt, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore. It opens July 18, 2014.