"I think it's the second biggest production Fox have ever embarked upon, behind 'Avatar,'" the actor said in a new interview with IGN. "So they're definitely going for it."
It's in McAvoy's best interest to sell the movie, of course, but those are still some mighty big words. He has an equally strong amount of praise for "Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer, too.
"Bryan's very protective of the series. He did create it," he said. "He did help form that environment that allowed subsequent superhero movies to exist and thrive like they have done for the last however many years. Not to say that there weren't other superhero movies out at the time, but of that ilk, where it was OK to take it really seriously. He does take it really seriously. There's a kind of reverence about it, which I like. You want people to take it seriously. That's what he brings to it I think. And a safe pair of hands — you know you're in good hands."
Get more of McAvoy's "X-Men" thoughts over at IGN.
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