Recently there’s been a surge in X-Men First Class casting, which might have something to do with its production date that’s quickly approaching. So far director Matthew Vaughn has cast James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Benjamin Walker as Beast, and Alice Eve as Emma Frost. The latest addition isn’t set in stone but we have learned of a top contender for the role of…Banshee.
If you’re not familiar with the character, let me give you a breakdown. Banshee’s real name is Sean Cassidy and he’s a mutant of Irish decent who has the ability to release sonic screams. That’s right, he can kill you if he raises his voice so don’t make him angry. His power is similar to that of Siryn, another X-Men character who appeared as a teenager in X2: X-Men United. If you haven’t figured it out yet, in X-Men lore she’s his daughter.
According to Latino Review, they’ve got an inside scoop that puts a young actor by the name of Caleb Landry Jones on top of the casting heap for the role. The young actor has had bit parts in No Country for Old Men, “Friday Night Lights“, and will make an appearance in this fall’s The Social Network as “Fraternity Guy.”
I don’t have a problem with them casting Banshee and Emma Frost but at some point are we going to get Jean Grey, Cyclops, Angel, and Iceman or have those characters been ruined beyond repair?
What do you think of Jones as Banshee? Who do you think should play the role?