“X-Men” starjust signed onto the upcoming BBC “His Dark Materials” miniseries as Lord Asriel, the adventurer who was played by Daniel Craig in the 2007 film .”
Which means he’ll be playing dad to “” star , who was Wolverine (Hugh Jackman’s) daughter/clone in the 2017 film. (The “X-Men” crossover fic writes itself!)
Also joining the project:of “The Wire,” “Treme” and “Person of Interest.” He’ll play the man who raises Lyra (Keen), since her dad is stuck in a parallel universe.
They join, who’ll play balloonist Lee Scoresby.
(“The King’s Speech”) is directing the eight-part series, which does not yet have a U.S. distributor. (Apple and Netflix are currently in negotiations, according to .)
The miniseries (like “The Golden Compass”) is based on Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic “His Dark Materials.”
And, ICYMI, McAvoyin the eagerly anticipated sequel to “It.”