X-Men Producer Wanted Taylor Lautner in First Class
As a young Wolverine, maybe?
Hm… Taylor Lautner in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS? I don’t know if that would’ve united or further divided the “Twi-hards” and X-fans at Comic Con. According to Blastr,Bryan Singer wanted it to happen, as he’s actually friends with the TWILIGHT star, but Lautner was already busy committed to BREAKING DAWN and a movie called ABDUCTION. Since this is, of course, a “ What If…?” scenario, I suppose the next question is... which character would’ve this kid have played? Since he’s most famous for playing a werewolf, people are, of course, jumping to the conclusion that he would’ve been a young Wolverine. Even though Fox has been playing around with the ages and chronology in these movies, I really doubt that they were planning to go back on the notion of Logan being decades older than any of the X-Men. They just spent an entire movie establishing that. Maybe even more than that, you’d figure they’d go to Hugh Jackman, since he’s pretty much been the face of this series.
E! actually asked Jackman about the Lautner rumors recently, and his response was priceless.
“My only question is… can he grow mutton chops? Actually, I think people would probably prefer him as a hairless Wolverine than a rather hairy-chested version. Certainly about a billion young girls would."
So if not Wolverine, than which mutant? I think it’s obvious. Launter would’ve played a superhero who’d already been adventuring since he was a kid. One who has all the aquatic abilities of a shark. == TEASER ==
Joblo’s also reporting that Meagan Good is another actor Singer’s had in mind for FIRST CLASS, although her casting is still “uncertain.” That site thinks she could be playing a younger version of Storm in the movie and I suppose I can see it. Good has quite an extensive filmography, but I know her best as the catty drama queen (is there any other kind?) in the teen noir, BRICK.