Thursday, July 8, 2010

X-Men: First Class Casts Two New Mutants!

First off, in the wake of Benjamin Walker's departure, the role of Beast has been offered to Nicholas Hoult who is most known for his role in About a Boy with Hugh Grant. He most recently appeared in Clash of the Titans and has signed on the be in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Second, young Caleb Landry Jones has landed the role of Banshee, a.k.a Sean Cassidy, a mutant that uses a sonic scream which allows him to paralyze his enemies and to fly. Jones is practically a newcomer, having appeared in only a handful of roles including the TV series Friday Night Lights and the upcoming movie The Last Exorcism.

The studio has definitely gone younger with Hoult who is not yet 21 (Walker was 28 and considered too old) and Jones who is also 21. In comparison, James McAvoy, who plays X-Men founder and mentor Charles Xavier, is 31.

What do you think of these two casting choices? Good or bad?

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