November 30, 2010


And here I thought we were done with all the X-Men: First Class casting news.  It turns out that’s not the case as Ray Wise (Twin Peaks) tells IGN that he’ll be playing the Secretary of State in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming prequel.  Wise says he’ll be going to shoot in a couple weeks and that that he thinks his role might require a bit of special effects.  Wise can be seen on TV this week in a special Twin Peaks-homage episode of USA Network’s Psych.

Hit the jump for a full cast breakdown along with the official synopsis.  X-Men: First Class is set to open on June 3, 2011.

x-men_first_class_comic_book_cover_01Here’s how the casting currently stacks up:

Here’s the official synopsis:

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. 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.

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