Dark Phoenix star James McAvoy suspects Disney owners Marvel, who will soon reclaim the X-Men rights from Fox, will move on from the current continuity when integrating mutant characters into the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I love playing Charles. But you’ve got to write something interesting for you to do as an actor, you can’t just keep doing the same thing again and again and again. So it may be time for somebody else to come in,” McAvoy told MTV News.
“Marvel and Disney are very smart and they’ve done this excellently. They seem to be on the verge of doing something new with just regards to the X-Men anyway, which is exciting, I’m excited to see that. Can the X-Men fold into the Avengers world? Essentially it’s the Avengers world we’re talking about. I don’t know.”
McAvoy has played telepathic X-Men leader and mutant rights activist Charles Xavier across four films since 2011’s X-Men: First Class.
James McAvoy can currently be seen as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Beast in Glass. Directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass is currently playing in theaters nationwide. The film stars Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass and Sarah Paulson as Ellie Staple.
Source: MTV News