The X-Men may be mutants, but they do have a number of human allies, and their biggest one is Moira MacTaggert. Moira has appeared in two of the X-Men movies so far, played by Olivia Williams in X-Men: The Last Stand, and then played by Rose Byrne in X-Men: First Class. Moira had to sit out Days of Future Past, but it’s been revealed that she’ll be back for more mutant adventures in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. In other news, Apocalypse screenwriter Simon Kinberg confirmed that this coming X-Men movie would be the final chapter of the storyline started in First Class, which makes the presence of Moira all the more important, and insightful, as we look towards the next film. (more…)
New X-Men Poster and Character Details: Maybe this will FINALLY Motivate You to See This Thing…But Probably NOT!
So the X-Men marketing team decided to have some more fun with photoshop. The newest poster for X-Men: First Class has been released and while this is the best one yet, that’s not saying much! However, in addition to a new poster the actors that play the characters actually gave us some great insight to what their characters are all about. So I found this pretty damn cool. Check out what the actors had to say and maybe it will motivate you to see this film that will hopefully look better than its posters!
James McAvoy on Charles Xavier:
Charles has this connection to everybody because he can feel their experiences and see them. Their memories are his memories. But he wasn’t looking for Erik. He didn’t know Erik was there and he suddenly felt him. And perhaps he’s never connected to Erik in quite the same way he’s connected to other people. I think there’s a little bit of vying for who’s in charge, and there is a feeling between them from Magneto that, ‘you’ve got the brains, but I’m your trump card, pal,’ at every venture. ‘I’m the most dangerous dude in here, and you know that and I know that,’ and I think by the end of the film we come to an understanding about that as well. We do have completely different views as well, and what’s quite nice is that those scenes don’t come to a nice reconciliation at the end. They’re left, so the tension carries on through the movie.
Michael Fassbender on Magneto:
At the start of the movie we get introduced to Erik as a boy. We start in the concentration camps with him and it cuts to 20 years later and it’s the early 60s and it’s Erik as a grown man. He’s on a quest to get Sebastian Shaw, played by Kevin Bacon. Shaw had him in these concentration camps – and as we know the Nazis were doing lots of experimentation with all sorts of things like measuring skull size and brain size and running experiments on human beings, essentially. Shaw is trying to unleash this power in Magneto – he’s recognised that he can manipulate metal – and so we catch up with Erik on a quest to basically hunt Shaw down.
Jennifer Lawrence on Mystique:
Raven, or Mystique, is a shape shifter, and when she’s in her natural, blue, scaly, red hair form she also has superhuman agility. She’s young and she’s a normal teenager, really, just dealing with insecurities. She’s insecure about being a mutant and she slowly grows to really accept it and evolve herself. She’s been shape shifting for a long time, but she’s really just learning about her superhuman ability. She discovers that in the movie.
*More Character Details and larger Poster pic after the jump!
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Recent reports unveil some new cast members (yes more) to the X-Men: First Class movie due out in 2011. It is said that Rose Byrne and Oliver Platt will be added to the cast. Bryne is in the talks to be Moira MacTaggert a scientist and love interest of Xavier. In the X-Men mythos the character of MacTaggert plays a huge role helping form the Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters as well as helping to mold Jean Grey into the person she became. It will be interesting to see to what capacity this role will be played up to in the film. Also, will she have a Scottish accent?? Platt is set to what is called The Man in Black, which is a character that is not a mutant.
The film is set to start production in March and will be directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass). X-Men: First Class is due out next year and i basically the formation of the X-Men. How they began and the relationship between young Xavier and Magneto. The movie should be interesting due to us discovering the origins of these characters; however, one should take note of the outcome of that last X-Men film that attempted to show the back-story of one our beloved characters with really sharp claws. Learning more about these characters is always fascinating but what will make this film better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine and worthy of being made?
Oliver Platt and Rose Byrne join the already crammed cast. If you’ve lost track of who’s who, here is the official casting thus far:
- James McAvoy is Charles Xavier aka Professor X
- Nicholas Hoult has been cast as Dr. Henry Philip “Hank” McCoy aka Beast
- Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Hunger) is playing Eric Lensherr aka Magneto
- Alice Eve, the lead actress from She’s Out of My League, was in talks with Fox to play Emma Frost.
- Caleb Landry Jones (Friday Night Lights, The Longshots, The Last Exorcism) is Sean Cassidy aka Banshee.
- 19-year-old actor Lucas Till (Walk the Line, Dance of the Dead, Hannah Montana: The Movie, The Spy Next Door, and the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles) is Alexander “Alex” Summers aka Havok, the younger brother of the X-Men’s Cyclops.
- Kevin Bacon (Mystic River, Apolo 13, Sleepers) will play the villain (no name revealed thus far, although its rumored to be Sebastian Shaw)
- Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) will play Mystique
- Twilight vampire Edi Gathegi will be playing the mutant named Darwin, who has “limitless mutation abilities being in a state of continual reaction, adapting to whatever his current situation demands.”
- Jason Flemyng (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) will play Nightcrawlers father Azazel.