space
space
head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
Young Professor X To Be Played By James McAvoy In ‘X-Men: First Class’
space
The Movie God   |  @   |  
space

James McAvoy

Just a quicky catch-up: X-Men: First Class is a comic book series that’s currently being adapted into a new movie.

It was at first going to be directed by the godfather of X-Men film, Bryan Singer, but he stepped away to do something else (but will still produce and will return for another mutant project in the future). We then found out that Kick-Ass and Stardust director Matthew Vaughn had been brought in to replace him, and all was well again. All that was left was to tell us who would be stepping into the younger iconic main roles that we’d become so familiar with over the past decade.

Now comes reports that the first star has been cast, and it’s a real doozy. James McAvoy, who’s best known from his roles in Wanted, Atonement, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, has been cast in the role of Professor Xavier….or Professor X, to some preferences.

Professor X has been played by Patrick Stewart in the first three X-Men films, including the third one where he and co-star Ian McKellen were given makeovers for the scenes where they were to be a lot younger. In this movie, however, even that young is nowhere near young enough, and this is why McAvoy has been cast.

If this is any indication of future casting and the actual movie, I can tell you for me, this ignites a lot more interest in the title. I was pretty iffy on it before, but McAvoy is pretty fantastic and we could be looking at a great new X-Men movie taking form.

X-Men: First Class is expected to hit theaters June 3, 2011, though I’m still skeptical of this happening so quickly. If it does come out by then, prepare to hear more casting like this very, very soon.

Knowing now who they chose for Professor X, who do you want to see get the role of Magneto?

[Source: Heat Vision]

space
Topics: Comics, Movies, News
space
Previous Article
space
Next Article
«
»
space
space
space
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr space
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed space
space
Amazon.com
space
space
space
space
space
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
space
2520 Clothing Company
space
2019  ·   2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2018 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
About | Privacy Policy | Contact
space