Twilight's Edi Gathegi joins James McAvoy and Kevin Bacon in X-Men: First Class

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Everyone has their feelings about the cast of the Twilight films and of course Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are always going to get their share of acclaim, but the other stars have also started to breakthrough.  Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone and just about everyone that appeared in the film for more than two seconds is now getting lead roles in other movies.  But one actor that, until now, has gone largely under-appreciated is Edi Gathegi, who played the evil vampire Laurent in the first two films.  It looks like he might get his second big break as today he has been cast as Darwin in Matthew Vaughn’s X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.  I’m not that familiar with Darwin, but he has the power to “evolve”, which gives him the unique ability to adapt to whatever his environment calls for.

So far, the cast for First Class looks great with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Alice Eve, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Caleb Landry Jones all signed on.  Still waiting to see what kind of villain Kevin Bacon is going to be playing.

Edi Gathegi as Darwin

Source: Deadline

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