The school mates for X-Men First Class continue to fill up desks. The film is the product of Kick-Ass team of writer-director Matthew Vaughn (“Layer Cake“) and screenwriter Jane Goldman.
Cast so far:
Charles Xavier (Professor X): James McAvoy (“Wanted”)
Eric Lensherr (Magneto): Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”)
Emma Frost: Alice Eve (“She’s Out Of My League”)
Hank McCoy (Beast): Nicholas Hoult (“About A Boy”)
Sean Cassidy (Banshee): Caleb Landry Jones (“No Country For Old Men”)
“TOLDJA” reports the antagonist to Magneto and Professor X will be played by Kevin Bacon. What is not known is what the character is that Bacon will be playing.
AICN sources suggest Aaron Johnson, who played the title role in “Kick-Ass,” will play Scott “Cyclops” Summers, though the EW story indicates Johnson will not be in “First Class.”
Fox plans to release “First Class” next June.
UPDATE – EW.com is reporting that Lucas Till (Hannah Montana the Movie, The Spy Next Door) will play Havok.