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
Edi Gathegi...Darwin
Álex González...Janos Quested / Riptide
Zoë Kravitz...Angel Salvadore
Ray Wise...Secretary of State


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Alex Gonzalez Interviewed

Comicus Interview with Alex Gonzalez:

Comicus: How did you get the role? And How Long Have You Been taking part to the shootings?
Alex Gonzalez: I did an audition in London, and few days later I had an interview with Matthew Vaughn. Although my character is not one of the protagonists, I spent the whole time in the movie locations, that is four months in London, three weeks in Georgia and a couple of months in LA.

Comicus: Does the movie character of Riptide have something in common with the comics background characters (Marauders, Sinister, etc.) or has he been made over completely?
Alex Gonzalez: We are not going to see Riptide's background in the movie, nevertheless it was very useful for me as an actor. Regarding His Powers, Almost everything like he does in the comic, Basically he can control the wind.

Comicus: What kind of technologies did you use to realize his powers? Were They All digital effects or did you use traditional visual effects too?
Alex Gonzalez: A big part of the powers was made with visual effects, but also with traditional ones. For example, when I create the tornado, you will see myself spinning very fast on some sort of table machine (wich is very dizzy).
Comicus: Can you tell us if the director Matthew Vaughn invited you to make Any reference to Some stories In Particular That Came Out on the "X-Men" series regular?

Alex Gonzalez: Not really. As in the comic, he is a villain and Belongs to the Marauders.


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