X-Men: First Class Gets A Composer & Some Models

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We’re only a few weeks away from the production start of  X-Men: First Class and while we await the final casting decisions to be made, we do have some new updates regarding another potential villainous cast member, several mutant models and a Kick-Ass composer who’ll be helping to score the film.

In our last in-depth discussion on X-Men: First Class, we explored the idea of whether or not the film would be a true prequel to the exiting X-Men franchise or if it’ll act as a reboot. While some recent interviews hinted that it could be out of continuity, director Matthew Vaughn partially clarified the matter and opened the doors to speculation regarding time travel and other comic book conventions that could explain the plot and how this film fits into the X-Men movie universe.

Auditioning Another Villain & Other X-Men: First Class Models

Sarah Harding (St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold), model and member of the English-Irish pop group ‘Girls Aloud’ as seen in the image above, might be joining the cast of X-Men: First Class. She’s auditioned at least twice and is waiting word on whether or not she’ll be playing a character described as a “femme fatale baddie.”

As to what character Harding could be playing, we don’t have any info yet so I’ll leave that for you to speculate. Would she work for Kevin Bacon’s mysterious villain character?

Curiously, Sarah Harding is not the only London model being looked at for the cast of First Class as another model, Nina Malone, put up an update on her Facebook page Monday seeking out several other models who’d be available to shoot at Pinewood Studios (where the X-Menprequel is shooting) in the first week of September. Here’s her message:

“Urgent last minute casting, new x men film. Casting tomorrow, paid casting £50, looking for 6 female models, healthy figures, 5.8 – 5.11, casting is at pinewood studios, tomorrow at 8 am, dates of filming, 3rd and 7th of sept, fitting on 18th of august, paid work, my cast with no make up and in a swim suit. Please get in contact if your free, nina x”

Malone later updated that they had found their 6 models already. Now, if only they could find out who’s playing Cyclops and Jean Grey that fast…

Expect more X-Men: First Class announcements soon as Twentieth Century Fox and Matthew Vaughn prep for shooting at the beginning of next month.

Sources: MirrorThe Geek Files

A Kick-Ass Composer

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Henry Jackman bringing a Kick-Ass score to X-Men: First Class

Matthew Vaughn likes to stick with those closest to him as we saw with Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass co-writer) coming onboard to conduct another rewrite of the X-Men: First Class script and now we’re seeing it with Kick-Ass composer Henry Jackman also joining the reunion.

Jackman composed the score for Monsters vs. Aliens and worked in the music department for massive film projects including The Dark Knightand the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels. His work on Kick-Ass was perfect for the tone of the film and genre and it should mesh nicely Vaughn’s take on the X-Men franchise.

Source: The Playlist

Share your thoughts in the comments and with us on Twitter @rob_keyes and @screenrant.

X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Alice Eve, Nicholas Hoult, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till and  Jennifer Lawrence. It’s currently still set to hit theaters June 3, 2011.

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  1. Kick Ass, did have an exceptional score, but can it really help this tween wreck,,,

  2. Henry Jackman wasn’t the composer of Kick-Ass, it was John Murphy the one who made the score for the film.

    • The nice thing is that most actors take voice lessions so they won’t sound too “british”. It worked in The Crazies!

    • Also you may get better acting quality if they are british. Most have been traned very well.

    • Or maybe they are just casting the people they are feeling to be right for the roles! Plus we Brits are better actors.

      • That’s what I’m saying!!

    • HA! This was PERFECT! I watched “Kick Ass” again last night and decided to download the soundtrack today. I had forgotten all about it until reading this!!!! AWESOME!

  3. Thanks for the correction Kique.

    Really loved the Kick Ass score but I didn’t fully read this post.


    • No problem I loved the score too!

      • Jackman did 13 pieces of the score on the official soundtrack, alongside John Murphy.

  4. Im still on the fence about this one. I have no problem with the british actors though.

  5. Henry Jackman is a composer? I thought he was just one of these Remote Control guys who sounds like Hans Zimmer. They seem to control the film music business nowadays. All their scores sound alike. What about Bruce Broughton or Cliff Eidelman? My interest in this film has just dropped considerably.

  6. i think the movie is gonna suck, the last two xmen movies(3 & origins) havnt been amazing, this ones gonna be a flop too

    • Then don’t go see it. They’ll really miss your 8 bucks.

  7. “St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold”??? Sounds made up! 😛 😀

  8. I know I havent seen a single shot from this film or know anything about the plot yet, but I hate it and it will suck.
    The funny thing about all you nerds who hate everything about everything reported on this site is that I know damn well you’ll be in line at midnight opening day. Saying something will suck because there are too many British actoers in it is so rediculous it’s just sad.

    • Even with Singer’s and Vaughn’s involvement you cast hate already? lol

  9. im a big x-men fan but after x-men 3,and borigin wolverine movie im about done with this. they have turned good story telling into non stop action,cheesy comedy crap. so ill wait till marvel gets the rights back to this spiderman and there other properties so we will see good stories, and characters.

  10. I don’t know if anyone noticed, but some of the music in The Dark Knight sounded remarkably like 30 Days of Night. Namely the scene where Alfred goes “Some men just wanna watch the world burn.” Cut to Batman standing on the top of a building. That eerie, sustaining, feedback-lack sound is from 30 Days of Night. I love that b/c Josh Harnett basically became a Batman-like character at the end(just a vampire I know but still).

  11. oh yeah, I almost forgot…(ahem) “I don’t know about this movie, the last two X-Men movies were just horrible. This one(‘specially since there’s “X” in the title) is gonna suck, too.” Sorry, just thought I’d hop up on the wagon(or the flaming chariot)

  12. I already see the direction in which this movie is headed. Just consider this X-men movie a highly rated X-men movie that would not be good for kids.

  13. Aren’t the British, in regards to stereotyping, a lot smarter than Americans? In fact, isn’t America the 3rd dumbest country? Please, this is a movie. I’m not expecting a casting call for the real X-Men…(Danzig). Do it up, brits…and at least get Psylocke on that piece

    • Not that I care for this movie but the mutants from the X-Men comic book titles are from all different backgrounds, not just American.

      If anything this movie should have an international cast.

      The only all American X-Men team I can think of is the ORIGINAL “First Class” and this movie has absolutely nothing to with that because it’s totally FOXED UP.

  14. WHERE ARE STORM AND NIGHTCRAWLER????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • i kno rite.

    • jeez rogue i’m sorry. I feel like such an idiot…oh wait I’m just American. jkjkjkjkjkjk. We are the best and you’re right, but in terms of Hollywood the British have Harry Potter representing and we have Twilight. I know they’re making fun of us on that one. But you’re right, rogue, forget them!!!!!!

          • Rogue, I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry

    • …i thought Americans immigrated from Britain, like waaay back?

      • *migrated

  15. For me is even better with british actors. I don’t see any problem with that. Example: Aaron Johnson, you never see him as an english actor in the film (Kick-Ass) he looks and speaks so american.

  16. Am I missing something?
    What was the point of killing off Jean Grey and Cyclops if they just plan to start again from the beginning?
    I was under the impression that by killing off the “old” X-men the producers were trying to make way for the “younger” X-men to take over, ie: Rogue, Iceman, Colossus, Kitty Pryde.
    If they liked the characters so much why kill them off in the first place?

  17. Emma Jones, its partly to do with contracts the actors sign. After say 3 films they can then get double the money and perks if they’re popular characters and sign on for another film/s.

    If there killed off then crisis averted for the studio…

  18. Emma Jones, its partly to do with contracts the actors sign. After say 3 films they can then get double the money and perks if they’re popular characters and sign on for another film/s.

    If there killed off then big payout crisis averted for the studio…

    • @790,
      Not necessarily. Mr. Sinister could bring Cyclops and Jean back.

      • btw, i’m kinda drunk…i was just wanna say thanks to all the geeks that make my life a bit more than meaningless. Thanks

  19. i don’t mind British actors. if they’re great actors nd can pull off th american accent then i don’t have a problem with it.

    • I said it earlier but thought I’d say it again.

      Not that I care for this movie but the mutants from the X-Men comic book titles are from all different backgrounds, not just American.

      If anything this movie should have an international cast with different accents.

      The only all American X-Men team I can think of is the ORIGINAL “First Class” and this movie has absolutely nothing to with that because it’s totally FOXED UP.

      Hopefully one day with MARVEL STUDIOS we’ll get to see:

      Marvel Girl
      Prof X

      in the real “First Class” movie.

      • Magnetic Eye,
        I’m just sayin’ the continuity in Fox’s X-Men is the reason why everything is messed up. Iceman would’ve been too young and they introduced Angel too late. Things like that seem big and wrong, but if you think about how movies are made for a sec, just check this. They wanted Iceman to be young to

  20. whoops cut myself off. They wanted Iceman to be young to rival Pyro b/c of that simple fire and ice metaphor. Rogue was young b/c her power was convienent for the plot of the first film. It’s not Matthew Vaughn’s fault everything messed up. I don’t see Marvel getting the rights back anyhow. It seems Fox and the X-Men have been in cohoots for awhile

  21. Who are you talking to Rob?

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