Thursday, May 27, 2010

Casting News: X-men First Class

As previously announced, the X-men prequel will be directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass) and produced by former X-Men director Bryan Singer for release on June 2, 2011. The latest casting news on the X-men prequel is that James McAvoy will play the role of Professor X. McAvoy was in Wanted (with Angelina Jolie -- haven't seen it, but premise was vaguely interesting as I recall) and Atonement (Oscar winning movie based on Ian McEwan's novel).

I'm not familiar with this guy, and maybe that's a good thing. I mean, who can replace Patrick Stewart as Professor X? Love. Him.

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