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McAvoy Signs On To “X-Men”

May 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm by DiveTwin  - 

According to Borys Kit’s Heat Vision blog with The Hollywood Reporter,  James McAvoy has signed on to play a young Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, in “X-Men: First Class,” which Matthew Vaughn is directing for Fox.  Fox is moving fast on the production, hiring Vaughn in early May and planning a summer start in London. The movie is being planned for a June 3, 2011, release.

McAvoy had been rumoured to be a candidate for the role of Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming Guillermo del Toro epic The Hobbit,  which has yet to be officially green-lighted.  More
Posted in Casting Rumors, Hobbit Movie on May 27, 2010 by Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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