Yes, itís true. Sources confirm that Kevin Bacon has joined Matthew Vaughnís X-Men: First Class cast. Details of his role are being kept under wraps, but sources tell us he will play a villain, sparring against protagonists Charles Xavier, played by James McAvoy, and Magneto, Michael Fassbenderís role. Itís not clear who Baconís character is specifically, or how heíll figure into the X-Men universe, but it will be fun to watch. Deadline Hollywood first reported this last week.
Also joining the team is up-and-comer Jennifer Lawrence who received raves earlier this year for her leading role in the Sundance smash Winterís Bone. The 19-year old actress will play Mystique, the role originated by Rebecca Romijn in the X-Men trilogy. The Hollywood Reporter first reported this news today.
Twentieth Century Fox declined to comment on either casting addition. Filming is set to begin this summer in London.
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