James McAvoy has a bit of experience in playing a younger version of Patrick Stewart’s younger version in a film. Now the actor has offered to put that experience to work for the upcoming CBS Star Trek series.
The work on the new CBS series began a day before yesterday that will see Stewart playing the role yet again. However, McAvoy left a comment on Instagram, offering his services, if needed at all.
“Need a flashback guy????” McAvoy wrote. “Just saying @sirpatstew I’ve got previous experience and will work for autographs.”
It looks like McAvoy is kidding here but he does have some “previous experience.” Stewart also played the iconic role of Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films. In the prequel films, McAvoy reprised the younger version of Professor X, even sharing the screen with Stewart in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The new Star Trek series was announced last month at the Star Trek Las Vegas event along with a surprise appearance from Patrick Stewart. The new series is slated to take place twenty years after the Enterprise and Picard were last seen in action during the events of 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis.
“He may not be a captain anymore,” Stewart hinted when he announced Picard’s return at Star Trek Las Vegas. “He may not be the Jean-Luc that you recognise and know so well. It may be a very different individual. Someone who has been changed by his experiences. 20 years will have passed…We have no scripts as yet; we’re just talking, talking, talking storylines. It will be, I promise you, I guarantee it, something very, very different, but it will come to you with the same passion and determination and love of the material and love of our followers and our fans exactly as we had it before.”
McAvoy will be next making an appearance in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The Star Trek series is currently under development and is slated for a 2019 release.