'X-Men' star James McAvoy reimagines the franchise as 'Jack-Men'
The next X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, has a release date (May 27, 2016), but as the stars confirmed when they sat down for a SiriusXM Town Hall, they haven’t officially heard that they’re in it. Patrick Stewart would like to think Charles Xavier will always play a part in the films since the X-Men were named after him — and W-Men, after Wolverine, doesn’t have quite the same ring. James McAvoy, however, suggests they could always do Jack-Men in honor of Hugh Jackman.
Jack-Men sounds like a different kind of movie, host Jess Cagle, editorial director of People and EW, jokes. “I make those movies all the time,” Jackman says, laughing. “I hope no one sees them.” McAvoy has a plot: “It would be a bunch of dudes, desperate people, who’d all been like shunned from society because they were intensely charismatic and buff. They were like, ‘We’ve got nowhere to go. We’re so charismatic!'”
Listen to the full exchange below.
In the second clip, Jackman is asked by an audience member who he’d like to see play a young Wolverine and gives Channing Tatum a thumbs up as Gambit.
The SiriusXM Town Hall with the stars of X-Men: Days of Future Past repeats Memorial Day at 1 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET on Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM 105).