Upcoming James McAvoy Movies We Are Excited About

James McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in ‘The Near Room’ in 1995 and made mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film career began. His notable television work includes the thriller ‘State of Play’ and the science fiction mini-series Frank Herbert’s ‘Children of Dune’. Besides screen acting, he has performed in several West End productions and received three nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor. He has also done voice work for animated films including ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’, its sequel, ‘Sherlock Gnomes, and ‘Arthur Christmas’.

In 2003, he appeared in a lead role in ‘Bollywood Queen’. This was followed by a supporting role, the faun Mr. Tumnus, in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ in 2005. His performance in Kevin Macdonald’s drama ‘The Last King of Scotland’ in 2006 garnered him several award nominations. The critically acclaimed romantic drama war film ‘Atonement’ in 2007 earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA nomination. He appeared as a newly trained assassin in the action thriller ‘Wanted’ in 2008.

In 2011 he played the young Professor Charles Xavier in the superhero film ‘X-Men: First Class’ in 2011, a role he reprised in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ in 2014, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in 2016 and ‘Deadpool 2’ in 2018. He starred in the crime comedy-drama film ‘Filth’ in 2013 for which he won Best Actor in the British Independent Film Awards. In 2017, he portrayed Kevin, a man with 23 personalities, in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’, for which he received critical acclaim.

At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next James McAvoy movie ? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming James McAvoy films scheduled to release in 2019. We can only hope that the latest James McAvoy movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.

1. Glass (2019)

‘Glass’ is an upcoming American superhero thriller film directed, written and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. The film is a sequel to Shyamalan’s previous films ‘Unbreakable’ in 2000 and ‘Split’ in 2016, cumulatively forming the ‘Unbreakable’ series, also known as the ‘Eastrail 177’ trilogy. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlayne Woodard will be reprising their ‘Unbreakable’ roles, while James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy will be returning as their ‘Split’ characters, with Sarah Paulson and Adam David Thompson joining the cast.

While there was interest in creating a sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ following its release, Touchstone Pictures opted not to finance one at that time despite the film’s solid box office performance. Shyamalan set out on writing ‘Split’ using a character he had written for ‘Unbreakable’ but pulled from the script due to balance issues. He realized the opportunity he had to create a trilogy of works, and adapted the ending of ‘Split’ to establish the film as within the ‘Unbreakable’ narrative. This included securing the rights to use Willis’s ‘Unbreakable’ character from Disney, with the promise of including them within the production and distribution of this third film alongside Universal Pictures should it be made. ‘Split’ was a financial and critical success, and by April 2017, he announced that he had started the production process for ‘Glass’. The film is scheduled to be released on January 18, 2019 by Universal Pictures in the United States and by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in international territories.

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2. Dark Phoenix (2019)

‘Dark Phoenix’ is an upcoming American superhero film based on Marvel Comics’ ‘X-Men’ characters, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is intended to be the twelfth installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series and the sequel to ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in 2016. The film is written and directed by Simon Kinberg, and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. In ‘Dark Phoenix’, the X-Men must face the full power of the Phoenix (Turner) after a mission to space goes wrong.

After ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ erased the events of ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ from the series’ timeline, Kinberg expressed interest in a new, more faithful adaptation of Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s ‘The Dark Phoenix Saga’ in a future film than his previous attempt with ‘The Last Stand’, which was not well received. The new adaptation was confirmed as a follow-up to ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in 2016. Kinberg signed on to make his directorial debut in June 2017, when the majority of the cast was set to return from ‘Apocalypse’. Filming began later that month in Montreal, and was completed in October 2017, with reshoots taking place in late 2018. ‘Dark Phoenix’ is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 7, 2019.

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3. It: Chapter Two (2019)

‘It: Chapter Two’ is an upcoming American supernatural horror film and the sequel to the 2017 film ‘It’. Both parts were adapted from the 1986 novel ‘It’ by Stephen King. The second part is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman. Set in 2016, 27 years after the events of 1989 described in the first film, the film stars Bill Skarsgård, who reprises his role as Pennywise. James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, and Andy Bean portray the adult versions of The Losers Club, while Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff return from the first film as the younger Losers, respectively.

Produced by New Line Cinema, Vertigo Entertainment, Rideback and KatzSmith Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is scheduled to be released on September 6, 2019.

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