I honestly have no idea what to make out of the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie. We know that James McAvoy will be Professor X and Michael Fassbender will be Magneto. We've been hearing rumors of Emma Frost, Mystique, Moira MacTaggert and even Multiple Man being in the movie. But what about the actual "First Class" X-Men ( Cyclops, Jean, Beast, Angel and Iceman)? (Although there has been another rumor that since Josh Hutcherson lost out on Spider-Man, he's maybe being considered for Cyclops).
Ben Walker was mentioned by Showbiz411 as getting the role of Beast in the movie. The latest now from ShowBiz411 (via CBM) is that deal has gone bust. It looks like Walker has decided to skip out on being Beast in favor of reprising his starring Broadway role in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."
The question I have now is, will Beast be recast or dropped altogether from the movie? With the rumors of the other mutants, I can't help but wonder what this movie will be about. There's also been talk that scenes are supposed to take place in South or Central America. It's probably for the best that Walker is out given that he's only 3 years younger that McAvoy. Maybe they'll cast younger. ShowBiz411 even mentioned that apparently Fox has been looking at other actors and supposedly checked Taylor Lautner's availability. I'm starting to get scared.
Thanks to Hpwaz for sending us this tip!