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James McAvoy to Star in X-Men: First Class as Charles Xavier/Professor X 2010-05-28 10:00:00

James McAvoy to Lead the X-Men as Young Professor X

James McAvoy: superhero! Though I never thought I'd see the day, I'm excited to report that McAvoy has been cast in X-Men: First Class as a young Charles Xavier!

The Scottish thespian will play the man who will become Professor X (you know, prebaldness, pre-Magneto battling) in the prequel, which Matthew Vaughn will direct.

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kazzie1 kazzie1 7 years
Maybe its the TARDIS he,he
kazzie1 kazzie1 7 years
I'd quite like to see him play Dr Who
TammyO TammyO 7 years
gd101-I love your avatar! James looks like a mind reader with those orb-like eyes of his, he might make a good Professor X.
gd101 gd101 7 years
Can't wait to see him in 'X-men' :)
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
i've so missed him on screen...
flowergirl flowergirl 7 years
Interesting.. exciting to see McAvoy getting back to work!
stephley stephley 7 years
Oh yech, I'll have to sit through one of those movies!?!
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