Variety confirms that Kevin Bacon has signed to play a villain in X-Men: First Class, while Jennifer Lawrence will play Mystique.
Bacon and Lawrence will by that join actors like James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Alice Eve, Nicholas Hoult and Caleb Landry Jones. Matthew Vaughn stands on the other hand for directing of the movie, which premieres on June 3, 2011.
Kevin Bacon is known from movies like Tremors, Wild Things, Stir of Echoes, Mystic River, The Woodsman, Death Sentence, Hollow Man, Apollo 13 and so on – and now he will try himself on playing a villain in a superhero movie.
Jennifer Lawrence has on the other hand played in films and tv shows like The Burning Plain, Winter’s Bone and ‘The Bill Engwall Show’. Therefore, Lawrence have not gotten a real breakthrough in her career yet, but will probably get it now – when she takes the role as Mystique in X-Men: First Class, played by Rebecca Romijn in the first three films in the series.
What do you think of these two entering the universe of the X-Men?