The October issue of Empire magazine contains another look at James McAvoy’s upcoming film “Victor Frankenstein”. Thanks to Luciana at Jessica Chastain Network, you can find digital scans in the gallery.
Back in 1997, James McAvoy appeared in his second credited project, a short TV movie called “An Angel Passes By”. Screen captures, albeit very low-quality, have now been added to the gallery, and if you hit ‘read more’ then you can watch the short in full.
A father takes his two children on holiday to the Scottish coast following the death of their mother. There they slowly fall out, fall apart, and fall in love, before being reunited by their mother’s love of music…
The Scotsman is reporting that James McAvoy will be playing on the Celtic Legends team for the upcoming Jock Stein 30th Anniversary Charity Match.
The 36-year-old actor will pull on a Celtic jersey for the second time, after appearing in the Maestro match last year, converting a penalty in the process.
The Drumchapel-born star told celticfc.net: “The highlight of the Maestrio game was getting to celebrate scoring a penalty with my mate, Martin Compston.
“Just being on the pitch when all the Celtic fans were going crazy, I never thought that ever would happen.
“It felt like a dream but to do it for real, and to do it to benefit charity, it was something that felt really good and positive.
“I think everyone had a really good time that day, from everyone who spent their money to come and see it, to everyone who ran about – even if they weren’t fit enough to do it.
“The whole experience was just a very positive, brilliant thing and my family and friends were in the stands and it was great to share all of that with them too.”
McAvoy, who grew up watching the likes of Henrik Larsson and Lubo Moravcik, added: “I remember being quite star-struck around John Hartson and Lubo Moravcik, Lubo – along with Henrik Larsson – is one of my all time favourite Celtic players, so to get the opportunity to play with him was absolutely nuts.”
And speaking about the upcoming Jock Stein Charity Match, McAvoy stressed the importance of supporting Celtic ‘in the vein that they were originated’.
He said: “Jock Stein and everything he achieved, it’s part of what has made Celtic a special club, and not just a club that happens to be in a huge city with a vocal support.
“It’s so important to support Celtic in the vein that they were originated, as a charity that reached out to the community and continues to do so through Celtic FC Foundation.
“Although not their entire remit, the Celtic FC Foundation are trying to address issues of poverty and things like that in and around the city.
“As a person, I think that’s hugely important and as a fan, I don’t think you can ever overestimate or overstate what Jock Stein did for the club.”
The Legends squad so far includes ex-Hoops players Stiliyan Petrov, Tosh McKinlay, Hibs boss Alan Stubbs, Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara, Jonathan Gould, Livingston boss Mark Burchill and Tom Boyd. It will be managed by Murdo MacLeod while Martin Compston also returns to take part.
Thanks to our lovely friend Luciana at Caitriona Balfe Fan, I’ve just added scans from the August issues of Entertainment Weekly and Total Film UK. I have also added a few promotional shots from “Filth” that were missing from the gallery.
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The first official trailers for James McAvoy’s upcoming film “Victor Frankenstein” have (finally!) been released online, and you can watch them in full below. Screen captures from both trailers as well as two new posters are now also up in the gallery.
Heroic Hollywood are reporting that James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender has both extended their “X-Men” contracts beyond “X-Men: Apocalypse”, which was seen to be their last film.
Over the weekend, Channing Tatum finally closed his deal to star as Gambit for FOX. Seems like he isn’t alone. Got a tip over the weekend and the hot rumor is that both Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy have reportedly made deals to continue playing Magneto and Professor Xavier in future “X-Men” movies.
Fassbender and McAvoy have previously played Magneto and Professor Xavier in “X-Men: First Class” and “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”. They will both next be seen in “X-Men: Apocalypse” which currently has three weeks left of filming.
Previously, Fassbender made comments to MTV about the possibility of his return:
“I’m not sure,” he told MTV News. “I presume [Lawrence and Hoult] are talking about contractually. All of us signed on for a three-film deal, so we’ll just wait and see what happens after this.”
Fassbender seemed like he was game to return post “Men: Apocalypse”
“Always interested in moving forward”
The possibilities are exciting. Can we see Magneto and Professor Xavier team up with Deadpool down the line? Maybe an X-Force movie?
Thanks to Luciana at Jessica Chastain Network, we now have scans from the July 24 issue of Entertainment Weekly, which has a whole load of exclusive “X-Men: Apocalypse” stills and information, as well as a little bit for “Victor Frankenstein”.
The first few official stills from “X-Men: Apocalypse” have been released in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, and have also been posted online. You can check out the still that includes James up in the gallery, and a few additional ones (including a shot of Oscar Isaac as the villain Apocalypse) over on the Empire website.
Another high-quality Comic-Con portrait session has just been added to the gallery, thanks to the lovely Luciana over at Jessica Chastain Network.
As expected, James McAvoy showed up in Hall H yesterday during the 20th Century Fox Panel, to discuss not one but two of his upcoming films – “Victor Frankenstein” with Daniel Radcliffe (the official Twitter account @Frankenstein has now been launched along with the hashtag #VictorFrankenstein) and of course, “X-Men: Apocalypse”. The first few images have been added to the gallery, with hopefully plenty more on the way!