MacAvoy Joins X-Men: First Class
Taking Over as Professor X
on a June 3, 2011 release, Fox is wasting no time getting
X-Men: First Class into production. Helmed by Matthew
Vaughn, co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman from a story
worked up by Bryan Singer, they're off to a great start
by casting their young Professor Xavier.
he may be so young he's just Charles Xavier, crusading young
mutant trying to make sense of his powers and battle prejudice
against others of his kind in this prequel to the trilogy
Singer started off so well.
that kind of dewy-eyed dynamism, they needed an actor of
gravity who could believably age into Patrick Stewart but
still make the part his own.
so, the Hollywood Reporter claims, the studio and Vaughn
have picked the faun-like James MacAvoy, no stranger to
high-powered action movies thanks to his turn in Wanted,
but also one heck of an actor.
the Hollywood Reporter has no word on whether or not MacAvoy
will shave his head for the role to match Stewart, comic
book fans will know that Xavier was always hairless, even
as a young man.
on who will be playing Erik Lensherr, the man who will be
Magneto, but again, those will be pretty tough shoes to