James McAvoy Offers to Play Captain Picard in New Series “Flashbacks”


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James McAvoy is one lucky actor. Or at least, he’s trying to be. Which makes sense when one of your big blockbuster roles is playing a young Sir Patrick Stewart.

If you’re a Star Trek fan or a Stewart fan, chances are you’ve already heard about the upcoming Picard show, which is set to focus on the next stage of Jean-Luc Picard’s life, post-Enterprise. Recently, Stewart put up a photo on Instagram showing himself and the writing/producing crew of the show getting to work.

Patrick Stewart, Instagram, Picard show

That was when James McAvoy thought to casually slip into Stewart’s comments, saying “Need a flashback guy????? Just sayin @sirpatstew …I’ve got previous experience and will work for autographs.”

Instagram, James McAvoy

Sure, it’s a joke referencing his work playing a young Professor Xavier in the past decade of X-Men films, but it’s also a solid idea. Who wouldn’t want to spend their acting career playing ...