James McAvoy on the X-Men: First Class Shoot, His Co-Stars and Superpower Envy

The fact that X-Men: First Class is only five months away from being released in theaters and director Matthew Vaughn still filming pick-ups and re-shoots has left many wondering how the movie will possibly be ready in time. Even actress January Jones, who stars in the movie as Emma Frost, the mutant telepath with the power to make her skin diamond-hard, recently admitted that she had “a lot of questions” about how the movie would be able to make its release date.

Now, actor James McAvoy, who stars as Charles “Prof. X” Xavier, the founder and leader of the X-Men, has also weighed in on the time-crunched First Class shoot. In a recent interview with Collider, McAvoy said that being rushed is nothing new in the movie business and offered an explanation of how the movie will be able to be completed on time, also commenting on his co-stars and his movie superpowers.

I don’t think I’ve ever made such a big movie, in such a short period of time. It’s nuts, really. But, we’re getting it done. No movie has ever got enough time. It doesn’t matter how much money you’ve got, and it doesn’t matter how much money you’ve not got. You never finish on time. You’re always up against it and you’re always working up until the end….that’s what it is with every single movie I’ve ever been on. It just feels like the usual. It’s more about whether they can get it ready in time for the release date. They’re working on the editing now, and they’re working on the special effects now. They’ve got a big department working 24/7 on it.

The above article has to do with one of my art pieces: “James McAvoy’s Flushed Cheeks