James McAvoy to Star in X-Men: First Class
Posted May 27, 2010 10:25 pm by Tirian
From Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter: James McAvoy has signed on to play a young Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, in “X-Men: First Class,” which Matthew Vaughn is directing for Fox. According to Fox, “First Class” will “chart the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were the closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.” James McAvoy played Mr. Tumnus the faun in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Thanks to all who sent this in.