Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters may be getting a lot more mutants. Well, actually just a lot of the same mutant. Comic Book Movie reports that the character Multiple Man (real name: Jamie Maddrox) will among the students in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class. For those who can’t already guess, Maddrox’s power is that he can make copies of himself. He was a villain in X-Men: The Last Stand (played by Eric Dane), which leads me to wonder which “X-Men” movies are canon at this point and which are being ignored. It’s possible that Maddrox is a pupil who “went bad”, but I continue to advocate that The Last Stand should be forgotten.
Hit the jump for a list of the other mutants we can expect to see in the upcoming film. X-Men: First Class is set to open on June 3, 2011.
Here’s how the current cast lines up:
- James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier
- Michael Fassbender as Magneto
- Benjamin Walker as Beast
- Alice Eve as Emma Frost
And as for rumored casting:
- Aaron Johnson as Cyclops
- Amber Heard as Mystique
- Rosamund Pike as Moira MacTaggart
- Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee
Based off a treatment by Bryan Singer, First Class is about the beginnings of the X-Men and the falling out between Xavier and Magneto.