Stranger Things cast: 15 actors we want to see in season 3

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Actress Sigourney Weaver attends 'The Assignment' screening at the Whitby Hotel on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Actress Sigourney Weaver attends 'The Assignment' screening at the Whitby Hotel on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 10: James McAvoy attends the ‘Submergence’ premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 10: James McAvoy attends the ‘Submergence’ premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) /

13. James McAvoy

When it comes to both the sci-fi and fantasy genres, James McAvoy has been proving himself a force to be reckoned with lately.

For starters, he plays Professor Charles Xavier in the rebooted X-Men franchise. This series doesn’t show any signs of slowing down (even in spite of at least one movie with pretty awful reviews), which is a great sign as far as us seeing more of this charming Scot. He plays “supernatural leader” with ease.

You may have also recently seen him in the mind-bender Split, where he plays a kidnapper with dissociative identity disorder. I hadn’t expected much out of this movie when I first sat down to watch it, but McAvoy really delivered as both powerful and terrifying. Like with X-Men, Split already has a planned sequel.

Both of these major roles would lend themselves nicely to the Stranger Things universe. ST has been compared (many times) to X-Men, as it features kid(s) with special abilities. Although this is pretty much where the similarities stop, I still think it’d be interesting to see an X-Men alum hit Hawkins. McAvoy could easily step into a leadership role for the Party, there to teach and to guide.

I’m not sure it’s likely we’ll see McAvoy in the series anytime soon, as his role with X-Men is probably a little too close to the comparisons made by critics about the Netflix show. Still, I think he’s a wonderful actor who would bring a lot of gravitas to such a supernatural world.