May 28, 2010

Could Aaron Johnson Be Magneto In X-Men First Class?

Filmonic has picked up on this image of the new Professor X played by James McAvoy, director Matthew Vaughn and actor Aaron Johnson together. Johnson was just recently linked with meeting Bryan Singer for Jack The Giant Killer. Singer has previously stated he would be simultaneously casting for Jack The Giant Killer and X-Men First Class. Johnson worked with Vaughn on Kick-Ass and has done some peroid work playing a young John Lennon in Nowhere Boy.

My assumption is that Aaron could be up for the role of Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) since it's the only other high profile role known to us. After surviving the holocust as a child he bonds with fellow mutant Charles Xavier (McAvoy). The only other role I can think he could be playing is a young Hank McCoy (Beast).

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