James McAvoy recently said that he'd kill to be in a Star Trek sequel. Okay, probably not literally, but you get his drift. Though on second thought, perhaps people auditioning for the next Star Trek movie should be extra careful.
Because "Are you kidding? I'd love that. I'd kill to do that," was McAvoy's enthusiastic answer when the actor was asked if he'd love to be in J.J. Abrams' sequel to his 2009 Star Trek film, which very successfully rebooted the tired, beloved franchise.
During an interview with Danish movie site FILMZ, the Scottish actor revealed how he was a fan of Star Trek, especially of the original series with William Shatner and Leonard McCoy:
"I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm a diehard trekkie, because I don't know my onions enough... But I am definitely a fan, especially of the first series. I kinda like Deep Space Nine, Voyager is my least favorite."
The actor, who's starring as a younger version of Patrick Stewart's Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X to his friends)—with a head full of hair on top of that—in director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men: First Class, was at one point rumored to have been in the running to play Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the Enterprise's beloved engineer, before Abrams cast Simon Pegg in the role.
McAvoy revealed he wasn't sad to have missed out on the part, though:
"No, no, not at all. I think Simon Pegg did a fantastic job playing Scotty, and he did a great Scottish accent, it has to be said. And the original Scotty (James Doohan, ed.) wasn't played by a Scotsman, so in a way... it's kinda more authentic."
Now, what could McAvoy possibly play in a Star Trek sequel if he did get a role besides playing a Klingon (too short), a Vulcan (that could work) or a young, idealistic and very eager Starfleet cadet or officer?
We have it! He could play a younger version of Next Generation's Capt. Jean-Luc Picard come back in time to Abrams' alternate timeline!
We're just kidding.
But what do you think? Would you love to see James McAvoy on Star Trek?
(via Trek Web)