Banshee, Havok & Beast Join X-Men: First Class

Published 4 years ago by , Updated April 15th, 2014 at 11:18 am,

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We already heard today that Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson is apparently “locked” for the role of Cyclops in X-Men: First Class, but we’re also hearing a pile of updates on other key mutant characters to be featured in the X-Men prequel.

In this update we have confirmation on who’s playing Banshee, a possible replacement to play the Beast and word that the character of Havok may be a part of the film. We also discuss the conflicting reports about Aaron Johnson and the idea of there being intentional disinformation on the part of Twentieth Century Fox to keep secret some of the characters that will be a part of First Class.

With all of the rumored characters hitting the net for who may be a part of the roster of X-Men: First Class, we may not be much closer to figuring out which of our favorite comic book mutants may be featured in the Matthew Vaughn-directed X-Men prequel.

Rumored characters have included the likes of Multiple Man, Cable and many others but while we hear of new casting reports today, some of it may not be accurate.

Banshee & Beast

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Our friends at Latino Review brought us the scoop about young actor Caleb Landry (No Country For Old Men) being the top contender for the role of the sonically-endowed Irish mutant, Banshee, and they were 100% right. It’s now being confirmed that Landry will be playing Banshee so we can safely add him to our young X-Men roster.

Next up is Beast, a role played to perfection by Kelsey Grammer in X-Men: The Last Stand, becoming the standout performance of the film. Previously, Broadway stage actor Ben Walker had signed for the role but was dropped due to his age, then re-offered the part before declining due to uncertainty about the role and project. It’s now being reported that to replace Ben Walker, and hit the younger age target for the studio, Nicholas Hoult (Clash of the Titans) is signing for the role.

Continue to page 2 for news on the Summers’ brothers, Havok and Cyclops!

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  1. If Havok is in then Lucas Till is the better choice.

  2. I disagree Darren

    Hoult is a great actor… he would be my first choice

  3. Hoult is for Beast.

    Darn though, I was hoping Kevin Pennington would end up being Havok for the film. I guess he was too old since they are casting teens. :/ Do you know if there is any truth to the Multiple Man rumors for him? But then again, Eric Dane isn’t older than Kelsey Grammar. lol

    • Pennington would have made for an incredible Havok if they used him like an older brother but ya, it looks like they’re aiming for the 19 year-old age. That is, assuming Till is actually playing that character (could be misinformation, remember).

      I’ve heard nothing about Multiple Man so I don’t know if that character will even be featured in the movie.

  4. I dont get it, how are they gonna explain Beast being in the film when we see Hank McCoy look Human in X2 on a tv screen?

    • He was called Beast even before he was furry. He’s always been a mutant with superhuman agility, he became furry later. Before the fur arrived (in an experiment that advanced his mutation even further) he had enlarged hands and feet and exactly the same physical abilities. Simple. I suspect Beast in First Class will be non-furry for this reason.

  5. Lucas Till looks way more like James Marsden does than Aaron Johnson does. He’s even got the same smile. I’ve never seen him act, so Johnson may still be the better choice, but based purely on looks I’d give Till the Cyclops role over Johnson.

    Either way, he’d still make a good Havok.

  6. My thoughts exactly!! Even though when I found out about Aaron Johnson having the roll I thought he should make a great Cyclops. This is starting to stir the anticipation, and the casting is looking awesome. If fox can get this right they will have it in the bag.
    It’s not that I didn’t like the X-Men movies or Wolverine, because I did. Its just the fact that some of the characters didn’t make the leap from page to screen. I started doing comics as a little kid. The casting wasn’t right. Hugh Jackman did a great job as Wolverine he just didn’t fit the part physically. Where were all the funny sarcastically jaded jabs between Cyclops and Wolverine? The ones about Wolverine being short? They weren’t there because he was as tall as Cyclops!!!! So if they cant find some one a little larger to play Beast it will be a shame to see that they are just putting people in and not trying to get them all right!

  7. hey jw so somebody please answer this:

    if theyre warning us that fox may be putting out false character names, does that mean that it might actually be a reboot and Till could actually be playing someone like iceman or angel to make it faithfull to the original team? even though banshees been cast which furthens the possibility……

    • No, it’s a prequel, as far as we know. Singer is producing, and he wouldn’t be if it were a reboot. In addition, a second Wolverine film is to start filming next year, so the existing franchise is still very much alive.

  8. you know, Im surprised we havent heard anything about casting for Storm. they said in X1 that she was one of Xaviers first students, so logically shed have to be in the movie wouldnt she?

  9. i dont know why they are adding havok and banshee were they even in the first class comics??? i mean too many mutants= bad movie x men movies are tricky cause you add too many guys and they get no background story whatsoever and then the movie is bad cause they focus on one character only

  10. man….i need to know what are banshee’s powers for the upcoming movie…so if someone could help me with this…im really not a comic readerrr..

  11. Nicholas Hoult is a joke.

    He’s crap in everything, not to mention he is not a Beast at all!

  12. Can someone explain. Havok is Cyclops younger brother right? So why did he appear in First Class cos this would mean he would be much older than Cyclops as Cyclops was only a teenager trapped by Stryker in X-Men Origins: Wolverine…. So its doesnt add up… Could someone help me out alittle?