Fox has cast James McAvoy in the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie, replacing CGI de-aged Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier.
The movie, slated for release on June 3, 2011, will be directed by Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn, and produced by Bryan Singer, amongst others. The movie will tell the story of the early relationship between Magneto and Professor Xavier, leading up to the formation of the first class of X-Men. McAvoy has comic book movie experience from starring in Wanted.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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Posted originally: 2010-05-27 21:41:05