Two more castings have been confirmed for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming comic spin-off X-Men: First Class. The main villain will be played by the previously rumored Kevin Bacon and Winter’s Bone star Jennifer Lawrence has also landed a prime role as Mystique, the blue, scaly-skinned mutant who was previously portrayed by Rebecca Romijn in the original trilogy.
According to THR, Fox has finalized their deal with Bacon to play the big bad in the film, yet they still REFUSE to confirm his character. The biggest name being thrown around is Mr. Sinister but he looks too small for that character. Maybe the studio will make an official announcement during Comic-Con this year to reveal their master plan for the film?
One thing we know for sure is that Lawrence will play Mystique, whom is an interesting character to bring on board at this point in X-Men lore. So far, the cast for the film includes James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy (Beast), Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy (Banshee), and Lucas Till as Havok.
We still don’t have a Cyclops, Angel, Iceman, or Jean Grey. Where are the casting team’s priorities right now?
The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn and is scheduled to hit theaters on June 3, 2011.
What do you think of the cast for X-Men First Class so far?
Additional Source: Variety