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James McAvoy is again kind of sort of hinting that maybe there is something to the rumor that he may be involved in Star Trek XI. In a new interview with ComingSoon.net the subject of Trek came up:
CS: I was reading on the Internet about someone asking you about playing Scotty in a Star Trek movie, probably just because you’re Scottish.
McAvoy: I know! I’m a huge Star Trek fan. No, I don’t know what’s going to happen with that. It might happen, it might not.
CS: If you bulk up a bit and grow a mustache, you can show up for the audition and they’ll say, "Hey, that’s the guy!"
McAvoy: There’s Scotty! I hope they don’t…I love Star Trek, but my only gripe with Star Trek was that sometimes they fell into racial stereotypes and with Scotty more than any other, because he really was just a Scotsman and nothing else. There was nothing else behind his character really. I hope they don’t do that with him.
When TrekMovie.com contacted McAvoy’s publicist he denied the rumor on the record, but another source close to McAvoy’s camp did tell TrekMovie.com that there was something to the rumor. The last time McAvoy was asked if he had been approached to play Scotty he cryptically replied ‘not in so many words.’ A simple no would kill off the rumor so either there has been some kind activity or he is the one trying to push the rumor himself.