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 House, Medium 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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