And just when you thought all the casting news on X-Men: First Class was done, we get more information today. After the casting craze in the summer, you would have thought that by now, well into production, we’d have known the whole cast already. Think again, announced this week was another addition to the cast of the film, Ray Wise. Wise joins a cast that already includes Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, James McAvoy, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt and more.
Wise told IGN that:
“I’m playing the Secretary of State of the United States. I’ll be going over there in the next couple of weeks. I love Matthew. And Bryan Singer’s producing it and [it’s got] a great cast – James McAvoy, January Jones, Oliver Platt.”
Best known for his role in Twin Peaks, you may have also seen him in Robocop, 24, or a number of other productions.
The cast is definitely looking good and while I’ve never been a huge X-Men fan, with Vaughn behind the camera, I’ll probably check this one out. Hoping to see some clips or a trailer some time soon.
The plot summary is as follows:
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.