ComicBook.com recently chatted with James McAvoy, the actor who portrayed Professor X in the X-Men prequel trilogy, which began with X-Men: First Class in 2011 and concluded with Dark Phoenix in 2019.
McAvoy talked about his return as Dream’s voice in the Audible adaptation of The Sandman.
But what caught most fans attention was when comicbook.com went down the road of asking McAvoy about his iconic role as Professor X and the possibility of playing him again and if he even would want to play him again.
“I’m all about doing good stuff, and when I got asked to play Charles the first time, it was good stuff,” McAvoy says. “It was good writing, and I was excited. If people offer me good writing, I’m always going to be excited, but I do feel like I’ve had a good ending with Charles and I got to explore some really good stuff, particularly in the first two movies that I did for him as a character. So if my time is done, I’m happy with the time that I spent and the time that I was given and if good writing comes in and people want to do stuff with me, I’ll always be open to that, but it’s got to be good.”
And when asked if he has had any discussions with Kevin Feige about possibly returning as Professor X, this is what James McAvoy had to say:
“They’re clever people,” he says, referring to Feige and his team at Marvel Studios. “They’re so good at putting their stuff together. They’ll figure out where to do it, but that might not involve people who’ve done it before. It might be a complete reimagining. And as a fan, I’m down for that as well and I’d be excited to see what happens next. If what happens next involves us, then that could be cool, but I’m not sure what way they’re going to go with it, basically. But as a fan, I’m excited to see whatever way they go.”