James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart have shared “X-Men” character Charles Xavier across films before, but the upcoming time-traveling installment “Days of Future Past” provided the first time for the two to actually shoot a scene together.
It also gave McAvoy a bundle of nerves — and even more excitement — the self-proclaimed “massive ‘Star Trek’ fan” told Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s “Late Night.”
“It did feel quite ceremonial doing the scene with him, it was like [the role] was being passed over a little bit,” McAvoy said.
“I don’t know if he thinks he’s coming back, I don’t know — but I’m going to have something to say about that,” the actor joked.
The man who plays the younger Charles Xavier added: “As much as you are nervous, you’ve got to go … ‘I’ve got a job to do. This is how I do it, Patrick. It’s mine now.'”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” warps into theaters on Friday.
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