The new X-Men film, X-Men: First Class, is starting to move ahead, with director Matthew Vaughn on board, now the first cast member has been announced. The role of a young Professor Charles Xavier will be played by James McAvoy! X-Men: First Class is going to be an origin story, hence the younger McAvoy playing the role and not Patrick Stewart. The film will focus on the origins of not only the Professor but also Magneto.
I thought McAvoy was great in The Last King of Scotland and I’m a fan of some of his other stuff too, I’m just not sure that I’ll like him for this role. I’m so used to seeing the great Patrick Stewart play Professor X. What do you guys think, can McAvoy pull it off? Who would you like to see play a young Magneto? As always let us know in the comments.