X-Men: Apocalypse's Lucas Till Cast As MacGyver In CBS Prequel

MacGyver Lucas Till

CBS has cast X-Men film actor Lucas Till as the lead in the upcoming MacGyver prequel. The series also cast Joshua Boone (Fan Girl).

The pilot is being co-written by Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney, and directed yb David Von Ancken. Till, 25, will play Angus Macyver, who is recuited into the same secret organization from the original series. Once recruited, he uses his problem solving skills to prevent disasters using unconventional solutions.

Boone will play MacGyver’s high school best friend , Gunner. Georges Eads (CSI) previously joined the cast.

James Wan and MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff are executive producing the pilot, along with olaizzo, Mahoney, Ancken and Michael Clear of Wan’s Atomic Monster.

Till is best known for playing Alex Summers, a.k.a. Havok, in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. He’ll reprise the role for this year’s X-Men: Apocalypse.

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via Deadline

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    • BedaHouse
    • 117 Posts in 8 Months

    Why are you calling/creating a prequel to a show that has been off the air for 24 years? Maybe its just the early stages, but I hope to goodness they don't actually consider it a true "prequel." Just call it a reboot and start all the characters fresh..rather than trying to lead them to a destined "spot" in the show.

  1. BedaHouse said ... (original post)

    Why are you calling/creating a prequel to a show that has been off the air for 24 years? Maybe its just the early stages, but I hope to goodness they don't actually consider it a true "prequel." Just call it a reboot and start all the characters fresh..rather than trying to lead them to a destined "spot" in the show.

    The show looks already like a bad idea , but rebooting it instead would be worse . Mcgyver feels like a product of its era and ill at ease in a modern setting when half the stuff he does could be done via apps , current tech and computer .

    It needs to be set in a less tech advanced era , hence mcgyver's original time . It's that or having him constantly stranded in places without phone , wifi , comps etc

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 22 Months

    Well that'll be shit, pardon my French =p

    Unless its a true prequel as in set in the um? 70's when he was younger?? Might be cool.

    As long as it doesn't turn into another damn reboot no one wants that ignores the original.

    • BedaHouse
    • 117 Posts in 8 Months

    Fair enough. Those are valid points. I always thought when it come to his tricks, it wasn't about technology rather than machinery(canons out of a exhaust, etc).  In that sense, I could see it be a new show in modern times. 

    Set in the 70s would be cool, but curious to see how it would fare with audiences. I think retro-time themes can be tricky to pull off, and bad if not done correctly. That would be my reservation about it 

    Not that I was asking for a new macgyver show in the first place.  

    • CB133619
    • 2 Posts in 6 Months

    Am I the only person who believes this will get cancelled before end of season?

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