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X-Men actor becomes different kind of superhero in MacGyver reboot

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The crafty action star returns to TV

Lucas Till will play Angus MacGyver in an upcoming revival of the classic action TV series, Variety reports. The actor, best known as the mutant Havok in the recent X-Men movies, will play a 20-something version of the infallible problem-solver in a pilot produced for CBS.

Joining Till will be actors Joshua Boone and George Eads as MacGyver's trusted companions; actor Henry Winkler serves as a producer on the reboot. Winkler, who was a producer on the original series as well, joined on back in October; the project was first announced back in February 2015, with Till's casting marking the end of a long search, according to Variety.

MacGyver premiered in 1985 with Richard Dean Anderson in the starring role. The series lasted seven seasons on ABC where it found cult acclaim, spawning merchandise, two TV movies, featured spots on The SimpsonsSaturday Night Live parodies and more.