No! The X-Men franchise already has enough negativity surrounding it, we don’t need Twilight to further contaminate the series. According to a report from Deadline, Edi Gathegi who played vampire Laurent in The Twilight Saga has been cast in Fox’s First Class. He’s set to play Darwin the series first “bi-racial mutant.”

Darwin’s power is described as “reactive evolution.” He’s like a human chameleon. “Plunged underwater, he’ll grow gills, he’ll gain night vision in pitch black and his skin grows fire retardant when burned.” Now doesn’t he sound interesting (sarcasm)? Not to take away from this character (whom I’m not familiar with) but when are they going to start casting the real roles in this film?

At the moment we have 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), Lucas Till as Havok, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and Kevin Bacon as the “unknown villain”.

Do you know what would be awesome? If they cast Jean Grey, Angel, and Ice Man! They’re obviously trying to avoid them like the plague because of how badly they portrayed them in the first film trilogy.

What do you think of Gathegi joining the cast as Darwin? Are you familar with the character?