X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Gets Its Mystique (Mania.com)

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Friday, July 16, 2010
Source: Various

X-Men: First Class casts its Mystique. Plus: More Green Lantern photos! A new Thor photo! A new Walking Dead photo! More photos! So wild and free, so far from thee, it's all you want, it's your Comics2Film 10.7.16!




Jennifer Lawrence is Mystique in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Heat Vision broke the news that actress Jennifer Lawrence has been cast as Mystique in director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class movie for 20th Century Fox.

Lawrence has had roles in a variety of TV shows including Monk, Cold Case and Medium (where she played a young version of Patricia Arquette's character). However, she's been enjoying critical praise for her starring turn in the film festival darling Winter's Bone.

Heat Vision also confirms last Friday's report that Kevin Bacon is set to play the movie's villain. There's still no word on what character Bacon is playing exactly. Some are speculating he's a version of Mr. Sinister (aka Nathaniel Essex) who would certainly have ties to the young Scott and Alex Summers, who are both apparently appearing in the movie. Of course, he may also be just another political/military figure in the vein of William Stryker or Senator Kelly.

The pair join James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Alice Eve, and Caleb Landry Jones in the cast. The movie is set to begin filming in London in the next couple of months.

What do you think, Maniacs? Do you like the X-MEN: FIRST CLASS cast so far? Post your comments below...

Thanks to fft5305 for the submission.



C2F Quick Hits



Morgan Freeman RED Poster

Summit Entertainment has released a new character poster for Red, this one featuring Morgan Freeman.

 RED Movie poster featuring Morgan Freeman



New THOR Photo

A fan over at SuperHeroHype scanned in a photo of Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins in full Thor costume, presumably from this weekend's Entertainment Weekly.


 Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins as THOR and Odin




The new EW also comes loaded with photos from Green Lantern. iFanboy has captured the whole series of them!

Ryan Reynolds and the GREEN LANTERN ring


Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond with the corpse of Abin Sur in GREEN LANTERN


 Tim Robins and Angela Bassett with Peter Sarsgaard in GREEN LANTERN




If you got invited to the Walking Dead party at Comic-Con this year (like C2F did), your invitation came with an awesome new photo of the cast of the movie, laid out similar to some of Charlie Adlard's amazing covers for the collected edition of the book. (Notice the "Science Dog" T-Shirt Carl is wearing)...

Publicity photo for THE WALKING DEAD

Thanks to gauleyboy420 for the submission.



Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9. It's been called "Sophisticated, playful and sweet" by the Comics Buyer's Guide and a melding of We3 and Avatar: The Last Airbender by AudioShocker! He would love for any Maniacs bound for Comic-Con in San Diego to stop by, shout "Litter Bricks" and check out the new comic! Click here for the Scratch9 Comic-Con Schedule.

Series: Green Lantern, The, Thor, Green Lantern, Thor, Walking Dead, X-Men: First Class, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Red