Edi Gathegi to Star in New X-Men Movie



Edi Gathegi, who played a chillingly evil vampire in Twilight and Twilight Saga: New Moon, is joining X-Men: First Class in the role of Darwin. That character, the first bi-racial mutant (in the comic series), has the power of "reactive evolution," which allows him to adapt to any situation or environment. Plunged underwater, he'll grow gills, he'll gain night vision in pitch black and his skin grows fire retardant when burned.

Gathegi, who played Laurent in the Twilight films, just wrapped production on the Paul Johansson-directed adaptation of the Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugged. He's repped by Paradigm and Framework.

X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has set James McAvoy to play Xavier, Michael Fassbender to play Magneto, Alice Eve as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult to play Beast, Jennifer Lawrence to play Mystique, Caleb Landry Jones to play Banshee and Lucas Till to play Havoc. Kevin Bacon is playing the villain.

Taylor Lautner was rumored to star in this chapter, but this was soon put to rest.


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Comment by GINA DELLA on July 28, 2010 at 7:38am
Well, this will reunite him with Taylor now, won't it?!!
Comment by Kaylie on July 28, 2010 at 11:18am
no it wont, taylor isn't cast.
Comment by GINA DELLA on July 28, 2010 at 12:30pm
Oh, I heard he was. Hmmmm....
Comment by Kaylie on July 28, 2010 at 6:06pm
he was approached but didn't take the part. at least that's what everyone is reporting today.
Comment by GINA DELLA on July 29, 2010 at 6:58am
Thanks for the clarification, Kaylie! Not sure WHY I thought this was a done deal!! Take care!! :)

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