Magneto, Beast Cast in X-MEN Reboot? (

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Friday, June 18, 2010
Source: Various

Magneto, Beast Cast in X-Men: First Class? Plus: The Blue Beetle footage is online! Jonah Hex round up. Iron Man 2 tops $300m and more! Apologizing to BP for getting our pesky ecosystem mixed up in its oil, it's your Comics2Film 10.6.18!




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BLUE BEETLE Footage Online

Over the weekend Geoff Johns teased out the existence of some test footage for a proposed Blue Beetle live-action show. Then he published some still images from the footage online.

Now we know that visual effects animator Rommel S. Calderon (Legion, The Golden Compass, Ben 10) was one of the people involved in creating that footage. Even better, he's posted the footage as part of his on-line demo reel.

Watch at about 49 seconds in for the Blue Beetle footage. Also notice around 30 seconds in some CGI Wonder Woman battle of unknown origin.


Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



Does X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Have its Magneto and Beast?

Rumor from few weeks ago had it that Michael Fassbender would be Magneto in X-Men: First Class. Then those rumors were refuted just this week.

Now Heat Vision is reporting that Fassbender is in early negotiations with 20th Century Fox to take on the part. If he lands the role, he wold play opposite James McAvoy who has been cast as Professor X in the film. Kick-Ass helmer Matthew Vaughn is directing.

Meanwhile,, the same blog that broke the original Fassbender report, says that actor Benjamin Walker has also been cast in the film. Walker will allegedly play Hank McCoy, aka The Beast.

The character was previously seen on the big screen in X-Men: The Last Stand played by Kelsey Grammer, where he appeared in full blue fur mode. However, given that this is the early days of the Marvel Mutants, Walker would most likely play a pre-fuzz version of the character.

Walker has been in a handful of small films. His biggest project is probably Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers.

Meanwhile confirms the Fassbender story and also confirms that Walker has been cast in the movie, but they say he is not playing the Beast. Presumably this will all shake out in the coming week.

Heat Vision and Deadline both name actors Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Andrew Garfield (Dr. Parnassus) as having read for parts in the production. Deadline also adds the names Jack Huston (Twilight: Eclipse) and Eddie Redmayne (various UK productions).

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