Deadline.com is reporting that X-Men: First Class could be six degrees away from any celebrity on the planet.
That is to say that Fox has offered actor Kevin Bacon the role of an unspecified villain in the piece. Reportedly the conversation has moved into the negotiation phase.
The movie is set to go into production soon under director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass). Confirmed cast members include James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto and Alice Eve as Emma Frost. Recently rumored but unconfirmed additions include Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Aaron Johnson as Cyclops and Lucas Till as Havok.