X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class is an upcoming superhero film based on the comic book superhero team. It is the fifth film of the X-Men film series and a prequel to the first three movies. Matthew Vaughn is directing and Bryan Singer is producing, and the film is scheduled for release on June 3, 2011. It concerns the early years of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, and their dealings with The Hellfire Club.
James McAvoy...Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender ... Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Rose Byrne...Dr. Moira MacTaggert
January Jones...Emma Frost
Kevin Bacon...Sebastian Shaw
Jennifer Lawrence...Raven Darkhölme / Mystique
Nicholas Hoult ...Hank McCoy / Beast
Jason Flemyng... Azazel
Oliver Platt...Man in Black
Lucas Till...Alex Summers / Havok
Caleb Landry Jones...Sean Cassidy / Banshee
Álex González...Janos Quested / Riptide
Zoë Kravitz...Angel Salvadore
Ray Wise...Secretary of State
Thursday, December 2, 2010
'X-Men: First Class' Adds Ray Wise To Cast
During an interview with IGN, "Twin Peaks" and "24" actor Ray Wise confirmed that he'll appear in the currently shooting "X-Men" prequel. According to Wise, the well-established genre actor will begin shooting his role in "First Class" in just a few short weeks.
"I'm playing the Secretary of State of the United States," said Wise of his character. "I'll be going over [to the film's London set] in the next couple of weeks."
But even though his character is bogged down in politics, Wise expects that he's going to be involved in plenty of scenes with huge special effects and elaborate mutant powers. "Well, I think I touch on them," he confirmed. "Yeah, a bit."
Although Wise remained quiet on the specifics of his character, he was quite vocal about his support for the superhero movie's enormous and impressive cast and crew.
"I love Matthew," Wise said of his director. "And Bryan Singer's producing it and [it's got] a great cast — James McAvoy, January Jones, Oliver Platt."