McAvoy for young Picard

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Tosk, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

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    We all know James McAvoy has said he'd be down to play Picard, but this is the first time I've seen that he really wants to do it. His excitement at the idea is infectious, and I kinda do hope it can happen somehow some way.


     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    While McAcoy was awesome as young Xavier in First Class and subsequent X-Men movies, He's 39 years old now. At 39, Patrick Stewart looked pretty much exactly as he does now:lol:
     
  3. Tosk

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    Patrick did, but Jean-Luc didn't. And I'd love for McAvoy to wash the Hardy taste out of my mouth. ;)
     
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  4. Kirk Prime

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    Honestly? Not a terrible idea, but would he do a TV appearance?
     
  5. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I could see it.

    McAvoy & Stewart 1a.jpg

    A shame Daniel is so much taller than his Dad, or he could do it.

    Daniel Stewart 1a.jpg
     
  6. Kor

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    Other movie actors have done appearances on "prestige" type TV shows.

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  7. Ovation

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    They don't have to be "prestige"--Liam Neeson and Charlize Theron were on The Orville, after all.
     
  8. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    It'd be great to use McAvoy to jump around different periods in Picard's life—i.e. the Stargazer, before the E-D, the early days of the E-D, etc.
     
  9. MakeshiftPython

    MakeshiftPython Commodore Commodore

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    I mean, why not? I do think it would be funny if they got Tom Hardy to play nuPicard, but McAvoy would be more suitable and not just because of his stint in X-Men.

    Funnily, his younger Xavier in FIRST CLASS actually reminded me of Cadet Picard in his brash way of picking up women.
     
  10. ITDUDE

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    Not sure how old he is here... 20s to 30s?

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    Maybe 3 out 10 likeness?
     
  11. Tosk

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    That's not Patrick Stewart. It's Andy Whitfield from Spartacus. Died in 2011 at age 39.
     
  12. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    About 35 or 36. This is Stewart playing Sejanus in I, Claudius, which aired in late 1976.
     
  13. ALF

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    ^^
    Please tell me that's Patrick Stewart's actual permed hair and not a wig
     
  14. CorporalClegg

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    Let the guy have a career without being synonymously attached at the hip to someone else.
     
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  15. Ovation

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    It’s a wig.
     
  16. ITDUDE

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    Dang, well that guy could have played young Picard for sure :(
     
  17. ALF

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    Fair enough. Thanks.
    That pic is amaaaazing - it kind of made my day.
     
  18. Tosk

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    No one is trying to force him into anything. The point of the video is that he wants to do it.
     
  19. Crimson Forcefield

    Crimson Forcefield Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    McAvoy is a great choice. The right portrayal of the character edges out over physical resemblance. Whatever happened to the young Picard from Rascals?
     
  20. Delta Vega

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    McAvoy didn't convince me as a young Xavier in X Men
    And he would be the wrong choice for a young Picard
    He looks(ed) nothing like him nor does he sound remotely like him.