With all the Iron Men, Scott Pilgrims, Kick-Asses and Losers flooding theaters this year, it sometimes seems like people have forgotten the lovable team of mutants that kicked off this latest round of superhero movie dominance: The X-Men. Luckily for all of us, though, 20 Century Fox remembers where their bread is buttered, which is why its currently hard at work filling out the cast for next year’s blockbuster prequel ‘X-Men: First Class.’
And what a nice looking cast it is: According to Deadline, Kevin Bacon is the latest star in talks for the film, which already has James McEvoy (‘The Last King of Scotland,’ ‘Atonement’) signed on to play the younger Charles Xavier, as well as Michael Fassbender (‘Inglorious Basterds’) as Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havoc and Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee.
While it’s unclear just who Bacon will play if he does sign on (though it’s apparently villain of some kind), the rumor, along with persistent rumors that ‘Kick-Ass’ star Aaron Johnson will play young Cyclops, got us thinking: just which other mutants, aliens and supervillains do we want to see in ‘X-Men-First Class?’ And more importantly, which actors do we want to see play them? Without further ado, then, and working off the assumption that the film will end with the recruitment of the first X-Man, Cyclops (which means sadly no Jean Grey or Storm this time around), here’s our dream cast for ‘X-Men: First Class:’
Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch — Considering ‘X-Men: First Class’ is going to show how Xavier founded the X-Men, it’s fitting that we also get a peek at the creation of Magneto’s darker counterpart, the Brotherhood of (Evil) Mutants. And that team, of course, was formed around his own children, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. And we have the perfect pair in mind for the role: ‘Twilight’s’ Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Pattinson certainly has the angular features and magnificent hair to pull off Quicksilver’s iconic look, while Stewart, the reigning queen of the goth girl set, was born to play the broody beauty Scarlet Witch. And we have a feeling 20th Century Fox wouldn’t mind drawing a few ‘Twilight’ fans to see ‘X-Men’ either. We rest our case.