James McAvoy Signs On To Play Charles Xavier In X-MEN: FIRST CLASS


     According to The Hollywood Reporter, James McAvoy has been cast as the young Charles Xavier in Fox's X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.

     Production on the film is moving quickly. Directed by Matthew Vaughn and produced in part by Bryan Singer, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is set to be released on June 3, 2011.

     More about the movie from THR:

According to Fox, “First Class” will “chart the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.”

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