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Eddie Redmayne To Make 'Thundercats' Live-Action Movie Possible? James McAvoy Wants In Too!

Nov 14, 2015 01:05 AM EST | By Sherylyn Toda
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Eddie Redmayne To Make 'Thundercats' Live-Action Movie Possible? James McAvoy Wants In Too!
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It seems like live-action movie adaptation of classic action-adventure cartoons have instantly becoming a trend now.

With "Transformers," "G.I. Joe" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" all being made available for the new generation through live-action movies, reports of "Thundercats" having its own version grow rampant.

While there have been no official announcement yet, big names in Hollywood are reportedly trying to make the "Thundercats" live-action movie happen.

Among those is "The Theory of Everything" star Eddie Redmayne.

Redmayne revealed to Yahoo! News that he would love to be in the cast if ever the film pushes forward.

"Please, I'm desperate to do Bananaman," Redmayne said.

"Bananaman is this great guy who eats a banana, and he becomes Bananaman. He's the one that I've always wanted to play, to the extent that Andrew Garfield - an old pal - was asked in an interview, 'If you could play any superhero other than Spider-Man, who would you play?' And he was thinking about it, and the interviewer was like, 'Bananaman?' And Andrew was like, 'No, Eddie's playing that.'"

"I'd like to play Snarf," he added.

In addition to Redmayne, Total Film reported that that "X-Men Days of Future Past" star James McAvoy has also expressed his intentions to join "Thundercats" live-action movie.

"I would love to see a Thundercats movie but it's never going to happen," McAvoy admitted in an interview, which can be viewed here. "Lion-O is something great for any actor out there."

In fact he was amazed with the fan made trailer "Thundercats" including Hugh Jackman, Vin Diesel and Brad Pitt.

"There is a great trailer for Thundercats where they took Brad Pitt and made him Lion-O, Hugh Jackman as Tygra and Vin Diesel as Panthro," the 35-year-old actor said.

Apparently, award-wining video game director Jerry O'Flaherty is already in talks to helm "Thundercats" live-action movie adaptation under Warner Bros, Variety previously reported.

"It feels like a natural thing for me to step into," O'Faherty said of the "Thundercats" project. "Games have come so far now. The last four years of my life have been about bringing the energy of filmmaking into the videogame experience."

There's nothing impossible in Hollywood, there might be a chance that Eddie Redmayne and James McAvoy would be in the same film.

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