Tag Archives: Charles Xavier

“X-Men” scans give mighty look at Marvel mutants

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We are just a few weeks away from the start of the summer film season, which kicks off on May 6 with Paramount’s introduction to the Marvel superhero, “Thor.” Shortly after that, however, another Marvel team of heroes will receive a brand new introduction as 20tht[...]

“X-Men: First Class” adding Riptide to the villainous mix

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: I seriously hope tickets to Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming “X-Men: First Class” come with official scorecards. How else will we be able to keep up with the number of mutants expected to be on screen? So far, the mutant roster includes James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier;[...]

James McAvoy, Matthew Vaughn put U.K. spat aside for ‘X-Men’

HollywoodNews.com: “X-Men: First Class” director Matthew Vaughn and the film’s actor James McAvoy are in disagreement over the shuttering of the U.K. Film Council. The organization was instrumental in funding a number of British film productions and spurring the country’s cinema industry. Vaughn supports the closing of the U.K. Film[...]

Bryan Singer reveals new details about ‘X-Men: First Class’

HollywoodNews.com: Details have been vague when it comes to Bryan Singer’s latest “X-Men” movie, “First Class”–a prequel/reboot hybrid featuring the backstories of several characters. In light of this, Singer sat down with AICN recently to clarify just what we can expect from everyone’s favorite mutants when they return to theaters[...]

“X-Men: First Class” cast expands to include Byrne, Platt

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Who isn’t in Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class”? Let’s run down the actors we already know will be in the “Kick-Ass” director’s “X-Men” prequel. James McAvoy is playing Prof. Charles Xavier. “Ingourious Basterds” star Michael Fassbender will play his rival, Magneto. Alice Eve has been cast[...]

“Inception” changes Matthew Vaughn’s approach to “X-Men: First Class”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We knew Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” — much like James Cameron’s “Avatar” — would be a game changer. We just didn’t realize how quickly it would change the game. It seems that right after director Matthew Vaughn saw Nolan’s mind-bending thriller, he went back to his “X-Men:[...]

Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman edge closer to Tykwer’s “Cloud Atlas”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: File this under “tentative,” as well as “hopeful.” Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman, James McAvoy, Halle Berry and Ian McKellen are now attached to Tom Tykwer’e potential adaptation of David Mitchell’s dense novel “Cloud Atlas,” a source tells The Playlist. All of the above talent had been[...]

Kevin Bacon tapped to play unnamed baddie in ‘X-Men: First Class’

HollywoodNews.com: Actor Kevin Bacon has become the latest recruit to the Hollywood superhero craze – as an “X-Men” villain. The cult actor has signed up to play an unnamed baddie in the upcoming prequel movie as Brit director Matthew Vaughn fills out his ensemble cast. He will be joined on[...]

Kevin Bacon to go baddie for ‘X-Men’

HollywoodNews.com: Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class is looking to cast Kevin Bacon as the chief villain in the Marvel comic book feature. Empire Online is tracking a story that the “Footloose” actor is in talks for the role. Bacon’s baddie would face off against James McAvoy’s Professor Charles Xavier, Michael[...]

James McAvoy will lead all good mutants in “X-Men: First Class”

Hollywoodnews.com: James McAvoy will lead all mutants as a young Dr. Charles Xavier in Fox’s “X-Men: First Class,” an origins tale based on the popular Marvel comic and film series. Patrick Stewart originated the role of Xavier in the “X-Men” films. In the comic book, Xavier is a handicapped, bald-headed[...]