Comic Related Roles
James McAvoy starred alongside Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in the 2008 movie, Wanted. The movie was loosely based upon the Mark Millar comic of the same name. Changes to the source material include making the character of Wesley Gibson more heroic and losing the masked guise of The Killer.
In the 2011 Matthew Vaughn directed movie, X-Men: First Class, McAvoy portrayed a younger rendition of Charles Xavier. The movie chronicles the early days of the X-Men-- Focusing on the formation of the team, the rise of Sebastian Shaw's Hellfire Club, and the friendship between Xavier and Magneto in the early 1960's.
McAvoy reprises his role in the Bryan Singer-helmed X-Men: Days of Future Past, loosely based on the Chris Claremont-written story arc of the same name.