There is little doubt that James McAvoy has done an excellent job playing the young Charles Xavier in the X-Men movies. But could the Split star possibly take on another role that was originated by Patrick Stewart? McAvoy has just renewed his campaign to play the younger version of Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard and he isn't backing down anytime soon.
McAvoy was recently a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he spoke about Star Force, the spoof homage ("spomage") of Star Trek that he has been working on virtually with some friends. Not surprisingly, the conversation led to Star Trek and McAvoy once again reiterated that he is the only actor who should play young Picard in the CBS All Access series.
"Any other world is just an alternate reality in a bad episode of Star Trek," McAvoy said. "It's happening. If they don't hire me, I'm going to make it on my phone! I'm calling that right now. I'm doing the virtual lockdown equivalent of rubbing my scent all over Patrick's face and saying, 'This territory is mine.' All other bald actors can f--k off. It's me."
We're loving McAvoy's passion for the coveted role but it's also important to point out that there hasn't been a need for a young Picard in the show. On the other hand, we're hoping that the producers know who they should call when they need to cast the younger version of Stewart's character.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2 is expected to premiere on CBS All Access next year.