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After the disaster that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) I didn’t have much hope for X-Men: First Class due out next year. But then things started to take shape. First Matthew Vaughn was announced as director. He has already impressed with his first three movies Layer Cake (2004), Stardust (2007) and my favourite movie of the year so far Kick-Ass (2010). Then came the writing credits, Jane Goldman who worked on Vaughn on his last two films and with a story by Bryan Singer. Then we have the casting rumours:

James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier

 

Alice Eve as Emma Frost (in talks)

Michael Fassbender as Magneto

Amber Heard as Mystique (rumoured)

Benjamin Walker as Dr. Henry ‘Hank’ McCoy / Beast (rumoured)

Other character you would expect to see include Cyclops and Jean Grey.

Iceman and Angel appeared in the early comic books but their inclusion would destroy the continuity with the existing movies. We also need some more enemies the prescience of Magneto would suggest the Brotherhood of Mutants so look out for Mastermind, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Toad. One person that continuity will have to keep away from the X-Men is Wolverine.

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