X-Clusive X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Possible Casting News
WAMG has what is some possible casting news on X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.
On Saturday night, during the “V.I.P. Meet and Greet” for the ‘Celebrate TWILIGHT Night: ECLIPSE’ here in St. Louis, Jack Houston “Royce King” of TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE told us,
“I just recently returned from England from a screen test for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.”
Prior to the evening’s event, Houston met with our own Melissa Howland during the press junket and enthusiastically spoke of his upcoming work on Al Pacino’s WILDE SALOME and Scorsese “Boardwalk Empire” from HBO, but said nothing about an audition. Unfortunately, before we could ask him for which role he specifically auditioned for, Huston’s security team whisked him away to the next event.
With producers Bryan Singer and Lauren Schuler Donner still casting the remaining roles for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, Huston could indeed find himself being part of another big franchise. So X-MEN fans…which big character from the upcoming film is left to cast?
As Showbiz411.com reported, Michael Fassbender (Magneto) will join James McAvoy (Professor Xavier) and Benjamin Walker (Hank “Beast” McCoy) in director Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming blockbuster about Marvel’s superhero team of X-Men in their youth. According to Deadline Hollywood, Alice Eve is now in negotiations to play Emma Frost. From 20th Century Fox, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS has a scheduled start date of August 2010 and is due to hit theaters on June 3, 2011.