Even though X-Men First Class is currently in production, that hasn’t stopped them from bringing on more mutant characters. According to Fotogramas via ScreenRant, Álex González has been cast in the role of Riptide aka Janos Quested. But do we really need another character to be added to the film at this point?

Riptide is a character who goes beyond my X-Men knowledge so I had to look up some info on the guy via his official Marvel Wiki. “Riptide is a mutant with the ability to spin his body at an incredibly fast rate. Upon reaching his top speed, Riptide then hurls shuriken and other objects created from calcified masses at such high velocity that they can punch through steel.”

So he’s a walking twister that throws sharp objects at anyone who gets in his way. On a side note, he was also one of Mr. Sinister’s right hand men, which rubs me the wrong way. If the villain of choice for First Class is Sebastian Shaw and his psycho Hellfire Club, why are we bringing in mutants from under Mr. Sinister’s umbrella? That’s a whole other movie within itself. Sigh.

What do you think of Riptide appearing in First Class? Despite the bloated cast, are you still interested in seeing the film?