CBS’ ‘MacGyver’ Reboot Found Its New Richard Dean Anderson

No one remembers specific plots on MacGyver. They remember the actor who played the titular character, Richard Dean Anderson, and know that he solved crimes via untraditional means (i.e. he turned useless junk around him into useful junk). So, for Furious 7 director James Wan’s reboot to work, CBS can’t pick just any man to slip into MacGyver’s mullet — they need an X-Man.

X-Men alum Lucas Till has been tapped to take on the character that was originally made famous by Richard Dean Anderson, the Hollywood Reporter has learned. CBS’ MacGyver is described as a reimagining of the television series of the same name. It follows a 20-something MacGyver (Till) as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening. (Via)

Till played Havoc, everyone’s most “oh yeah, I forgot he’s in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past” character, in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also appeared in Taylor Swift’s “You Belong with Me” music video and an Abercrombie & Fitch ad, probably. Till joins the previously-announced George Eads, and Simpsons writers looking for new Patty and Selma material.

(Via the Hollywood Reporter)