James McAvoy to play Professor X in X-Men: First Class

Posted by: Nathan Swank

We could probably start a fan club page for James McAvoy here at Flix66. He tends to make any film infinitely better and has an effortless charisma he brings to every role. So I am happy to announce that McAvoy has been cast as Charles Xavier, better known as Professor X played by Patrick Stewart in the more recent X-MEN films.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS will follow Xavier and Eric Lensher, better known as Magneto, when they were young men discovering their powers as best buddies before they became each other’s arch-nemesis. Still no word on who will play Magneto but one can hope it should be someone good to match McAvoy’s level. The Fox film is to be directed by Matthew Vaughn and is to be released June 3, 2011.


Source: Heat Vision

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