Entertainment Weekly reports actor Lucas Till, Havok in the last several X-Men films, including the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, will take the title role in the pilot of the rebooted MacGyver.
As previously reported, the reboot will focus on "a 20-something MacGyver 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."
The original series stared Richard Dean Anderson and ran from 1985 to 1992. An attempt to create a sequel series starring Jared Padalecki as Anderson's nephew Clay occurred in 2003, but never went beyond a pilot for the then WB network.
The reboot series may co-exist with a feature film version at Lionsgate with creator Lee David Zlotoff, and Fast & Furious' Neal H. Moritz set to produce.