James McAvoy gets support from Dark Phoenix director to play Young Picard in new Star Trek series


James McAvoy could very well play a young Jean-Luc Picard in the new Star Trek series.

In a recent interview with Collider, Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg had the chance to discuss not only his upcoming X-Men offering, but also the return of Patrick Stewart in the role of Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series. Kinberg shared his excitement over the new series, while explaining that it paled in comparison to James McAvoy’s reaction to the news.

According to the director, “the person who was geeking out the most about it I would say actually though is McAvoy.” Kinberg didn’t stop there. Instead, he decided to offer his support of seeing James McAvoy taking on the role of a young Jean-Luc Picard in the new series if there are ever any flashback scenes.

Not too long ago, Patrick Stewart posted a picture of the writer’s room for the new Star Trek series. McAvoy was quick to offer up his services as a young Picard, saying he would “work for autographs.” McAvoy may have been joking then, but his humor could very well land him a role now in the new series.

In his support of James McAvoy, Simon Kinberg told Collider, “I’m going to actually put a pitch in for McAvoy right now, I’ll tell Akiva [Goldsman] this too, but if they ever need a flashback scene of young Picard, James really wants to play young Picard. He wants to make a career of playing young Patrick Stewart.”

Thanks to Simon Kinberg, Star Trek fans can now begin to imagine James McAvoy playing a young Jean-Luc Picard. Knowing the younger actor was serious in his offer and really does want to be a part of the new Star Trek series is something that nerdy-dreams are made of. Having proven that he can bring a young Patrick Stewart to life in the X-Men series makes the idea not only feasible, but also realistic.

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We still don’t know a lot of information about the new Star Trek series that will focus on a retired Jean-Luc Picard, but having James McAvoy’s name out there as a potential addition to the cast (even if he is the one adding his name), is certainly helping to build the excitement.

It would be amazing to see Patrick Stewart working with McAvoy again, even if it isn’t in a scene together, but rather as the same character once more. And now with more support for the idea thanks to Simon Kinberg, we can’t help thinking there’s a strong chance it will come to life on screen.