Thursday, July 15, 2010
'X-Men: First Class' - Kevin Bacon to Play Villain and Mystique is Cast!
Kevin Bacon (Footloose, Tremors, Mystic River) has apparently officially signed on to play the villain in the upcoming X-Men: First class movie. Though the name of the villain he will play has not been specified yet, most people think the actor is set to play Mister Sinister. Fox has apparently declined to comment.
Also, the role of Mystique has been filled by actress Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone). She will take on the role that was played by Rebecca Romijn in the previous three X-Men films.
Casting is definitely well on the way for X-Men: First Class. Bacon and Lawrence join James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alice Eve (Emma Frost) and Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee).
This movie is boasting a very interesting group of actors; I really, really hope that they will gel well together.
X-Men: First Class is scheduled to be released June 3rd, 2011.