MacGyver Reboot Lucas Till

MacGyver Reboot: X-Men's Lucas Till Snags Title Role in CBS Pilot

Who’d have expected CBS to find its new MacGyver at Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters?

Lucas Till, best known for playing Havok in the X-Men movies, has been tapped to star in the network’s upcoming MacGyver reboot pilot, our sister site Deadline reports. He’ll play the titular agent — you know, the one with a knack for turning everyday objects into life-saving tools — originally portrayed by Richard Dean Anderson from 1985 to 1992.

Here’s the original MacGyver in action, just in case you need to be reminded of his wizard-like skills:

In addition to his role in the newer X-Men franchise, Till also starred opposite Miley Cyrus in 2009’s Hannah Montana: The Movie, and has appeared on shows like HouseMedium and Blue Mountain State.

Joshua Boone (Law & Order: SVU) has also been cast as Gunner, the high-school best friend of Till’s MacGyver.

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